#AccraFloods; Fire Guts Accra Petrol Station Killing More Than 90

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More than 90 people have died in a fire outbreak at a petrol station (GOIL) in Accra, Ghana’s capital.

The people have been trying to cope with two days or heavy rain before the fire outbreak that has left many homeless and without power. People had gone into the petrol station to get shelter while it was raining when the fire started.

There are fears that the death toll could rise as the search for bodies continues.

President John Mahama has visited the burnt-out petrol station and has appealed for calm as the authorities try to cope with the aftermath of the fire and the flooding.

Two days of heavy rain has brought much of the city to its knees.

There are chaotic scenes with cars being carried away by the water and many roads blocked off.

Hundreds have been trapped in their offices and some have been forced to spend the night in their cars as traffic came to a standstill.

Parts of Accra have been left without power as electricity sub-stations have been damaged in the flooding, which is making the ongoing energy shortages even worse.

Many homes have been inundated and people have been wandering around in their nightclothes after being forced to leave their beds.

One man told a local radio station that he had put his children on top of a wardrobe to save them from the water coming into his house.

Weather forecasters are saying that more rain is on its way.

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