A 42-year-old farmer, Alhassan, who is the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Youth Organizer at Kotito in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region, has lost his life.
Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that, the deceased’s entire family was at home when an explosion occurred, leading to the death of Mr. Alhassan whereas several others sustained severe injuries.
All the victims were rushed to the Tamale Teaching Hospital, but Alhassan lost his life, and the others are in critical conditions.
The leadership of the NDC in the Northern Region and his family have since buried the deceased.
According to reports, the deceased was also a petrol dealer, who buys petrol in drums and retails to customers as a business in the community.
YEN.com.gh understands that a drum containing petrol suddenly exploded when the entire family was at home at that particular time.
Four family members were severely burnt by the fire and were rushed to the hospital for immediate medical attention.
Some residents expressed their frustrations about the lack of ambulance in the West Gonja District.
They appealed to government to repair some broken ambulances in the district to enhance health delivery.
The family had to be transported to the hospital by an ambulance which came all the way from the Sawla Tuna-Kalba District.