Two fuel tankers loaded with petrol have been swept by fire at a yard at Kpone near Tema in the Republic of Ghana.

Energynewsafrica.com understands that one of the tankers got completely burnt while the other was partially burnt.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred at about 7pm Tuesday.

Speaking to Energynewsafrica.com, The Deputy Tema Regional Commander for Ghana National Fire Service, DO1 Timothy Osafo Affum, who confirmed the incident, said his outfit received a distress call from the area and quickly moved to the scene.

According to him, the personnel of the service managed to bring the fire under control. Later, he said they detected that two of the tankers had been affected.

He could not confirm the cause of the fire but said investigations have begun to establish the cause of the incident.

There were no casualties.

It would be recalled that similar incident happened late last year in the area.

It is not clear whether it is the same tanker yard or not.

Source: www.energynewsafrica.com

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