A gas explosion at New Dawhenya, an area near Tema, a suburb of Accra has led to the death of a 47 year old man.

The deceased has been identified as  Anthony Ahiabu, and report has it that he was cooking while the  Liquefied Petroleum Gas was being discharged into a reservoir at the station.

His corpse has been deposited at the Tema General Hospital morgue in Accra for autopsy and preservation.

An eyewitness, Frank Asare said that the incident occurred at about 5:00 am while a gas tanker was discharging liquefied petroleum gas at the station.

The eyewitness suspect, emissions from the gas discharge spread in the area and sparked fire amidst minor explosion after coming in contact with the fire the deceased was using to cook in the room.

According to Asare, some properties of the station got destroy in the process.

He indicated that the corpse was seen after fire engines from Davtraco Fire Service Command had moved to the scene to bring the situation under control.

Meanwhile, Divsion Officer (DO) II, William Blankson, Tema Regional Fire Service Operation Officer said investigation has commenced to identify the cause of the fire.