Security personnel in Ashanti Region are on a manhunt for a fuel tanker driver and tricycle riders whose illegal activity caused an explosion at Kaase, a suburb of Kumasi, last Friday.

Energynewsafrica.com reported last Friday that a fuel tanker caught fire and exploded at Kaase in the Ashanti Region in the Republic of Ghana.

A statement by the police in the Ashanti Region said preliminary investigation established that the driver of the DAF tanker with registration number AS 2531-19 was discharging fuel to some tricycle riders and in the process caught fire.

The fire caused the tanker to explode, burning about 40 wooden structures.

The statement said no fatalities were recorded.

According to the police, the truck driver and riders escaped from the scene and have run into hiding.

The police said they are doing everything possible to effect their arrest.

“We would like to urge everyone to desist from engaging in activities that have the potential to put the lives of the general public at risk,” the police advised.

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