Monday began the three-day national mourning for the lives lost through the flood and fire catastrophe that rocked the capital, Accra. The disaster claimed over 200 lives and destroyed properties “Worth millions of U.S. dollars” last Wednesday.
The flooding and rain shut down the capital of Ghana, Accra at a place that the locals Kwame Nkrumah Circle and it caused a fire. A close source told me that, “A petrol tanker was discharging petrol at petrol station and the flood started coming and the driver left at the spot unknowingly. The petrol leaked and flowed through the water at the same time thunder strike and the thunder ignited the fire.”
The three-day national mourning will end on Wednesday, July 10, 2015 with a memorial service near the site for those who lost their lives. The government has released 50 million cedis which is approximately 15 million U.S. dollars.