Ghana Petrol Station Inferno Kills 90

  At least 96 people have died in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana’s capital, Accra, the fire service says.
The fire started as people in the city are trying to cope with two days of heavy rain, which has left many homeless and without power.
The flooding hampered the rescue efforts, the BBC’s Sammy Darko reports from Accra.
There are fears that the death toll could rise as the search for bodies continues.
It is thought that people were in the petrol station sheltering from the downpours when the fire broke out, our correspondent says. 
President John Mahama has visited the burnt-out petrol station and appealed for calm as the authorities try to cope with the aftermath of the fire and the flooding.

He praised the rescue workers for the lives they had saved but said he was lost for words to express his feelings for those who had died.

   
 

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