Death toll in last night's gas explosion at Atomic Junction, near Madina has risen to 7 the Presidency has confirmed.

A statement issued in Accra said as at 11:30 am Sunday, at least seven people have been confirmed dead and 132 injured.

A statement signed by the Information Minister Mustapha Hamid, said out of those injured, 64 persons have been discharged from the hospitals with 68 others receiving treatment.

The Vice President on Sunday morning visited the site of the explosion to get the first-hand update.

Attached is the press statement.