Update on the Atomic Junction Gas explosion

Officers at the NADMO Regional office have been working tirelessly on last month’s Atomic Junction gas explosion that claimed seven (7) lives and caused severe damages to properties.

A 2-member delegation led by Alhaji Mohammed A. Tchafaram,Chief Disaster Control Officer in charge of Fire and man-made disasters from the regional office, on Wednesday November 1st 2017, paid visits to three hospitals, namely, 37 Military, Legon and the Ridge Hospitals where some of the victims were on admission.

Reports gathered are that, almost all the victims were responding to treatment except one pregnant victim who had a still birth. She was taken through thorough counseling and has since been discharged from the Ridge Hospital in Accra.

Other victims who were discharged earlier were advised to report weekly for dressing of their wounds.
Health workers at the hospitals visited pleaded for more assistance in terms of drug donations to help offer the best treatment to the victims.

The following are the breakdown of the number of victims at the hospitals visited:

  • Ridge Hospital – out of 27, 25 have been discharged and 2 at the intensive care unit.
  • 37 Military Hospital – out of 40, 27 have been discharged, 2 dead, 2 at the intensive care unit and 9 sent to different wards.
  • Legon Hospital – All 34 victims have been discharged.

It was further gathered that a philanthropist, one Mr. Mensah has donated a 20-footer container to be used as a temporal zonal office by NADMO directly opposite the accident scene.

The Accident scene is still under investigations by the Police(CID).Also, Provision of a 24hrs security is been carried out by the police post stationed at the scene. This amongst others is to prevent robbers from picking wreckages as scrubs for sale.

NADMO is to undertake an intergrity test on the atomic junction overpass, the university hostels, houses and some shops that were affected by the magnitude of the explosion.


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