Accra flood & fire Pope Francis prays for Ghana

In a brief message sent through the Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Pope committed the departed souls to Almighty God and invoked the “divine gifts of consolation and strength upon those who mourn and upon all who have been affected by this tragedy.”

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Pope Francis has expressed his heartfelt condolences to Ghanaians after an explosion at the Goil filling station and flood in Accra led to the death of over 200 persons.

In a brief message sent through the Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Pope committed the departed souls to Almighty God and invoked the “divine gifts of consolation and strength upon those who mourn and upon all who have been affected by this tragedy.”
 

The June 3 twin disaster is believed to be the worst disaster to hit the Ghana since the May 9, 2001 stadium disaster.

Though investigations are still ongoing, the Fire Service has said its preliminary investigations reveal that loose valves at the GOIL station sparked the fire.
 

Meanwhile, Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe, Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari and the UN have reached to commiserate with Ghana while Senegal and Cote d'lvoire have presented relief and medical consignments to government.

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