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Gas explosion: Buhari condoles with Ghana’s president

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President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Ghana on the gas explosion in the Legon suburb of Accra on Saturday.

The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday that Buhari spoke to President Nana Akufo-Addo by telephone on Sunday.

Buhari prayed for those who lost loved ones and friends in the tragedy and for the speedy recovery of the injured.

The Nigerian leader told his Ghanaian counterpart that his personal thoughts and prayers as well as those of all Nigerians, were with their Ghanaian brothers and sisters as they mourned their loved ones.

Buhari prayed that Ghanaians, who were known for their extraordinary strength and resilience, would overcome the disaster and rise above losses the country had suffered in recent times from gas-related explosions.

Akufo-Addo thanked Buhari for his comforting and kind words.

No fewer than six persons were reported killed when a tanker exploded at a gas-filling station in the Legon suburb in northwest Accra, Ghana, on Saturday.