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Fuel tanker accident causes traffic jam on Cape Coast-Mankessim highway

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The Cape Coast-Mankessim highway had to be closed down for hours on Wednesday evening due to a fuel tanker accident.

The tanker, which was travelling from Atuabo in the Western Region to Tema, fell on the Biriwa portion of the highway, prompting the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to intervene and avert any potential explosion.

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Farmers and other individuals in the area were also evacuated to prevent any disasters. The GNFS was able to cool the tanker with foam compound and water mist to prevent any explosion.

The driver of the tanker sustained minor injuries and the cause of the accident is currently being investigated by the police. The Central Regional Public Relations Department of the Ghana National Fire Service has confirmed that the condensate was transferred to a new fuel tanker. The incident resulted in heavy vehicular traffic in the area, causing inconvenience for motorists.

This serves as a reminder to drivers to exercise caution while on the road, especially when carrying hazardous cargo. The public is also urged to cooperate with emergency services in the event of such accidents to prevent any further harm or damage. The GNFS remains vigilant in ensuring the safety of the public and will continue to respond promptly to emergencies.

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