More than 100 people were killed following a fuel station explosion in flood-racked Accra, Ghana, according to media reports from the nation's capital.
Many of the victims were seeking shelter at the fuel station when the explosion occurred Wednesday night, local time, Joy FM in Accra reported.
It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion, but there were storms in the area at the time of the explosion.
Scores of people who took refuge at this fuel station in Accra, #Ghana during a heavy downpour, Wednesday died. pic.twitter.com/KvOoqsbAza— Israel Laryea (@Izraella) June 4, 2015
Most of Accra was under water after about four hours of heavy downpours, Joy FM reported.
Thunderstorms were over Accra at the time, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls said.
"According to surrounding observations during that time, there looks to have been numerous thunderstorms across Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana and Togo during their afternoon/evening hours," Nicholls said.
Ghanaian President John Mahama rushed to the scene with other government officials to assess the damage and coordinate the disaster response, TV3 Network reported.