Several people are feared dead in a gas tanker explosion in Accra, Ghana on Saturday night.
Local media report a huge explosion at Atomic Junction, close to the popular Madina Zongo Junction.
Images published by Myjoyonline.com show a huge ball of fire towering into the night sky.
Traffic on the affected route has been reportedly diverted as firefighters battle the raging fire.
Eyewitnesses say the explosion struck when a gas tanker was offloading its contents at a station. The fire instantly spread to a petrol filling station opposite the gas station.
Hundreds of residents in the affected areas and a section of the main campus of the University of Ghana, Legon are said to have fled their homes following the explosion.
The fire was still raging as at press time.