Students of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) are demonstrating against a fuel station nearby demanding that it be relocated immediately following Saturday’s gas explosion at Atomic Junction in Madina that killed seven people and injured 132 others.
The students said in a statement issued on Sunday ahead of Monday’s demonstration that: “Due to the high number of casualties recorded by some students of UPSA”,
the executive council of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) is declaring the demonstration to bring attention to the matter.
“We, therefore, call on all student leaders, student unions (NUGS, GUPS, USAG, etc) and all media houses to come on board to support the SRC as we embark on a demonstration demanding the immediate closure of the Sel filling station situated just behind the university.”
The students are clad in black and chanting “Sel filling station must be closed down”.