Two Explosions, Wild Fire At TOR


A fresh pipeline at the Tema Oil Refinery has exploded, yesterday afternoon in what appears to be a second disaster around the Cocoa Processing Factory in Tema.

The first pipeline was reported to have exploded around 3:00 pm which led to an inferno that ravaged some buildings around the area.

Just when fire and police personnel arrived to keep the explosion under control, another pipeline exploded around 4:00 pm, Joy News’ Joseph Opoku Gakpo reported.

Fire men, bystanders had to run helter skelter to protect their dear lives.

The cause of the explosions have been linked to some leakages on the pipeline. Officials of TOR were on their way to check the leakages when the explosion

Electricity supply to the area has been disconnected as fire men work tirelessly to bring the situation under control.
Three buildings have been ravaged by the fire that came after the explosion, Opoku reported.

There are fears the situation may degenerate. The whole area has been engulfed by a thick dark plume making its way into the sky.

The area has been barricaded with some amount of chaos as police try to maintain order and direct traffic.

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