Preliminary investigations so far seems to suggest that the June 3 fire inferno that hit the GOIL fuel station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra may have began elsewhere, contrary to eyewitness accounts.
President John Mahama set up a five-member committee to unravel the main causes of the unfortunate incident after devastating floods and fire outbreak killed over 150 Ghanaians who were seeking refuge at the fuel station and nearby buildings as a result of hours of torrential rains.
Chairman of the committee, Justice Isaac Douse revealed that their findings so far indicate that the fire did not start at the filling station, though that it was difficult to establish that fact.
Justice Douse stressed to Citi FM on Wednesday that, “it definitely did not start from here”.
Justice Douse added; “We are confirming the quantity of water in relation to the quantity of products in the tanks…the technical people have taken their measurements and they are calculating to determine what their conclusions will be.”
“The National Petroleum Authority and other relevant authorities including GOIL; the owners are taking the measurements to make their calculations”.
According to him, the committee has visited other places where the fire is suspected to have started and is confident that very soon, the truth will be known as they “are zoning in on whoever was responsible for starting the fire.”
The Presidential committee went to the fire scene on Wednesday to pick up more information to aid in their investigation.