Soldier stands guard at the wreckage of a petrol station in Accra, Ghana
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Ghana petrol station blaze kills around 150 in Accra

Around 150 people have died in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, the country's president says.

The fire on Wednesday night started as people in the city were trying to cope with two days of heavy rain, which has left many homeless and without power.

The flooding hampered rescue efforts and may have led to the fire, the BBC's Sammy Darko reports from Accra.

  • 05 Jun 2015
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