Rain Storm in Ghana Forces People to find Shelter in Gas Station, Gas Station ends up Exploding.

(NEWSER) – A gas station in Ghana's capital blew up while many people were sheltering there from a torrential rainfall and flooding, killing at least 73 people and leaving a gruesome scene with charred bodies and neighboring buildings set alight, authorities say. A spokesman for Ghana's fire service says crews were recovering bodies early today at the scene in Accra. The cause of the overnight explosion was not immediately known. Neighbors said many people had gone to the station amid heavy flooding in the area. Graphic footage aired on national television early today showed corpses being piled into the back of a pickup truck and other charred bodies trapped amid the debris. Neighboring buildings that had caught fire burned into the night as floodwaters around the site hampered recovery efforts. "Many people took shelter under a shed at the station during a severe rain across the country and got trapped when the explosion happened," a nearby resident says. Heavy rain has "brought much of the city to its knees," with roads blocked off and hundreds of people trapped in offices, says the BBC's Accra correspondent.

(NEWSER) – A gas station in Ghana’s capital blew up while many people were sheltering there from a torrential rainfall and flooding, killing at least 73 people and leaving a gruesome scene with charred bodies and neighboring buildings set alight, authorities say. A spokesman for Ghana’s fire service says crews were recovering bodies early today at the scene in Accra. The cause of the overnight explosion was not immediately known. Neighbors said many people had gone to the station amid heavy flooding in the area.
Graphic footage aired on national television early today showed corpses being piled into the back of a pickup truck and other charred bodies trapped amid the debris. Neighboring buildings that had caught fire burned into the night as floodwaters around the site hampered recovery efforts. “Many people took shelter under a shed at the station during a severe rain across the country and got trapped when the explosion happened,” a nearby resident says. Heavy rain has “brought much of the city to its knees,” with roads blocked off and hundreds of people trapped in offices, says the BBC’s Accra correspondent.

Listen, i dont want to make fun of 73 dead people. Shit is crazy though the irony of that. Its raining and you get shelter cause its drenching you in water and then the one place you go to ends up exploding in flames. Sad Irony.

But every time I hear of a gas station explosion i think of Zoolander

If you want to find a reason for the explosion i guarantee its some Ghana motherfucker just lighting up in some reckless abandoned manor. If i saw someone lighting up anywhere within a 1 mile radius i dont even feel safe filling up there. And Ghana no less. Im pretty sure thats one of those places that had a picture go viral about some 14 year old smoking a pack a day type places. Probably all 73 people lighted up a smoke all up and around those pumps. Man, women, child and all. Place probably looked like a smoking lounge before ending up in flames. Need some nicotine to fight off the anxiety of waiting for the rain to stop them Boom. You end up in a gas station explosion that brought the city to its knees. Whats the moral of the story to all this? Don’t live in Ghana and definitely dont be in a gas station explosion in there.

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