President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolence to the government and people of Ghana following an explosion at a petrol station in the country’s capital, Accra.
The explosion killed at least 150 people who were taking shelter from days of heavy downpours that triggered widespread flooding.
“Our thoughts are with the people of Ghana in the aftermath of the catastrophic explosion and the torrential rain that overwhelmed and devastated the people of Ghana.
“On behalf of the government and people of South Africa, I send my deepest condolences to the government of Ghana and to everyone affected, particularly to the families and friends of those killed and injured in the unprecedented explosion at the petrol station,” President Zuma said.
The Presidency said the South African High Commission in Accra was in contact with authorities and on standby to assist if there were any South African nationals identified in the incident.
Source : SAnews.gov.za