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No Lives Were Lost Over Dadieso LPG Tanker Incident – NPA

The incident caused anxiety among residents leading to the blockade of the highway on Friday, as they feared the content of the truck could explode

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) says no human casualties occurred after a Burkina-bound tanker carrying Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) got into an accident at Dadieso, on the Accra-Kumasi highway.

The incident caused anxiety among residents leading to the blockade of the highway on Friday, as they feared the content of the truck could explode.

“I have not been able to cook food because I fear any naked flame could cause an explosion. Some of my friends have even fled to neighbouring towns. This is quite disturbing” one resident told reporters.

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The gas product has now been transferred into an empty tank and transported back to Burkina Faso, the NPA said on Monday.

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“The LPG tanker belonging to Society Nationale Burkinabe d’Hydrocarbures (SONABHY), a state-owned company responsible for fuel supply in Burkina Faso, was transporting LPG to Burkina Faso when it was involved in an accident at Dadieso. The NPA can confirm that there were no incidents leading to the loss of human lives and destruction of property as speculated in social media,” a statement said.

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