Accra disaster Ghana mourns for 3 days

Ghana will today begin a 3-day national mourning for victims of the June 4 rain and fire disasters that hit Accra.

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Security official at the scene of the Goil Fire that killed close to 200 play

Security official at the scene of the Goil Fire that killed close to 200

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Flags will fly at half-mast today to begin three days of national mourning for the over 200 lives lost to Wednesday June 3 flood and fire disaster.

A statement issued on Sunday by the Minister for Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, encouraged all Ghanaians and the general public to wear black or red arm bands and clothing to mourn with the families of the victims of the disaster.

“The 3 days of mourning will end on Wednesday June 10 with a memorial service for the departed near the site of the fire disaster at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to be attended by President John Mahama”, the statement added.

“As we go about our work and other duties during the 3 days, let us remember the victims and pray for their souls and pray for strength and comfort for their families and friends.”

Government said it has taken responsibility for the medical bills of all those affected in the disaster.

Meanwhile, the Council of State has asked Ghanaians to stop the blame game over who is responsible for the disaster.

“In these heart rending moments of unimaginable pain and distress, the Council wishes to express its deepest condolences to the bereaved families, the families of those who still remain unaccounted for and other victims who have suffered loss of property and remain traumatized by the unfortunate development,” the Council said in a statement.

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