Ghana Declares 3 Days National Mourning For Victims Of Fire Disaster

Ghana President John Dramani Mahama has declared three days
of national mourning, starting from Monday, 8th of June after a
deadly petrol station fire killed at least 90 people during heavy flooding in
the capital, Accra on Wednesday.
The President who visited the scene yesterday described the
loss of lives as “catastrophic and almost unprecedented”.  “Rescue operations will continue until the
weekend, Sunday.  On Monday, we will
observe three days of national mourning for the victims of the fire disaster
and flooding,” he said.
The fire broke out at the filling station in the Kwame
Nkrumah Circle area of the city late on Wednesday night and is thought to have
spread from a nearby residence.

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