Five people have been confirmed dead in Thursday’s incident while over 20 people who got injured are receiving treatment in various hospitals across the country.
In a Facebook post Friday, the outgoing president took to his Facebook wall to console the victims.
“My condolences to families of the victims of yesterday’s gas explosion; let’s continue to pray for the injured.”
Meanwhile, President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has called for strict enforcement of safety regulations and the proper siting of fuel stations across the country.
In a Facebook comment minutes after the incident, Nana Addo wrote: “I have learnt with sadness of the news of a gas explosion near the Trade Fair Centre, resulting in the loss of 6 lives, and injuries to many others.
“My deepest condolences to the families of the bereaved, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery.
“It is about time we take a second look at the citing of gas stations in our country, and ensure the strict enforcement of, and adherence to safety regulations, so as to forestall the occurrence of any more of such avoidable incidents”.