Accra hit by tragic fire amid flooding
Over 90 people were killed by a fire at a gas station where people had taken shelter from heavy rains. While Ghanaians mourn those who lost their lives, authorities are trying to prevent further damage by the floods.
The Red Cross and emergency services retrieved over 90 bodies from the gas station in central Accra the fire broke out at about 10 p.m. on Wednesday night (03.06.2015).
“This loss of life is catastrophic and almost unprecedented,” Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama said while visiting the scene of the blast. “A lot of people have lost their lives and I am lost for words.” The president offered his condolences to the families of those who died in the disaster. He also thanked the rescue workers who had been working through the night.
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Source News: DW