Several people were trapped indoors since the streets were flooded while the fire spread to where they were seeking refuge following a fuel leakage which covered the water.
Dozens of passengers in commercial vehicles as well as private cars which had gone to buy fuel as well as park for safety at the time of the flood, were also trapped and died subsequently during the explosion.
Speaking to Ultimate FM’s Eno Safo Thursday on the Top Issue, head of research at the Meteorological Service, Charles York stated categorically, “the weather warning was given at 17:38 GMT on the 3rd of June, 2015.”
“You give warnings and people do not even care whatever you are going to say. People do not even take warnings seriously,” he lamented.
York was also livid about the Ghanaian culture of dumping waste into drainage's and building in waterways, conditions which have been cited for the perennial flooding in Ghana.
He, however, indicated that there would be no other downpour of such magnitude in the coming days.
“We are in the peak of the rainy season in June and we expect to get more rains but we don’t anticipate rain fall intensity that is comparable to this one, especially in the southern sector and the coastal belt.”
York assured that his outfit will keep issuing the warnings but emphasised that it behooved on Ghanaians to heed the caution.