Ghana security personnel stand near the gas station that exploded in Accra, Ghana, Thursday, June 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)
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Flooding in Ghana's capital swept stored fuel into a nearby fire, setting off a huge explosion at a gas station that killed 73 people and set alight neighboring buildings, authorities said Thursday.Some officials gave higher death tolls, and state media reported that more than 100 had died in the explosion and in flooding in other parts of the city, though that total couldn't be confirmed.The blast took place as dozens of people sought shelter at the gas station and in nearby shops in central Accra to escape the torrential rains. Michael Plange, who lives a few blocks away, said many people had taken shelter under a shed at the station from the rain and were hit by the explosion.
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