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Body found at site of Ghana inferno

  • 10 August 2015
  • From the section Africa
accra petrol station
The inferno happened amid days of heavy rains in the capital

Authorities in Ghana’s capital Accra have recovered a body from one of the buildings destroyed in a petrol station inferno more than two months ago, in which at least 154 people died.

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The body was found in the rubble of a shop, gutted in the 3 June blaze, after locals complained of a foul smell.

A BBC correspondent in Accra says it raises questions about whether there could be more bodies at the site.

Ghana observed three days of official mourning for victims of the fire.

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“Shock and mourning” after deadly fire

An official investigation, which released its report last week, found that the fire had started after a discarded cigarette came into contact with a large amount of fuel, which had leaked out of the station and mixed with pools of flood water.

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