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Atomic Explosion Spread Over To PRESEC – Nadmo Confirms

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Atomic Explosion Spread Over To PRESEC – Nadmo Confirms

The nation’s disaster management organization has confirmed that the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School was affected by last weekend’s explosion at Atomic Junction in Accra.

The Greater Accra Region Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (Nadmo), Archibald Cobbina, told MG News’ Catherine Frimpongmaa on Wednesday that a team has been dispatched to the school to ascertain the extent of damage.

Earlier reports of Saturday’s deadly explosion affecting Presec-Legon were vehemently dismissed by the Old Boys, who claimed the students were evacuated without any injuries to any of them.

But Mr Cobbina insists some students were even hospitalized at the University Hospital in Legon as a result of effects of the fire.

About 20 students were admitted at the hospital in Legon, he said in Twi.

Seven people including a Net 2 Television cameraman lost their lives while about 132 persons were injured.

Mr Cobbina says an emergency post consisting of the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana National Fire Service, Nadmo, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) among other bodies has been mounted near ground zero of the disaster.

The Director of Operations of the Ghana Police Service, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, is leading the team.

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