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Ghanaian scientists press policymakers over fuel station safety

The Ghana Science Association has told policymakers in their country to improve safety at fuel stations after over 150 people were killed in an explosion in the capital, Accra.

At a press conference organised by the association at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on 11 June, GSA president Peter Twumasi said the fire was caused by negligence, but that the deaths on 3 June were a result of people living and working close to the station.

He said that fuel stations should be located at least 500 metres from residential and industrial areas. He also called for better assessment of fuel tanks and pumps.

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