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General News of Friday, 3 June 2016


June 3 disaster: Mass burial for 50 unidentified bodies is reliably informed that a mass burial is being considered for fifty (50) bodies from Ghana’s worst disaster, June 3 Flood and Fire disaster which are yet to be identified and collected for burial by their respective families, one full year after the horrific incident.

This website has it on authority that these bodies are currently being kept at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and 37 Military Hospital morgues.

Ghana was thrown into a state of mourning after a tragic flood and fire disaster which claimed the lives of over 152 people following an explosion on that eventful Wednesday.

The Goil Filling Station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra became the site of a cruel catastrophe after a gas explosion left charred remains of persons who had sought refuge from the floods in the area.

As the incident happened in the night, the dead bodies could only be found and carted away on the morning of the following day to the Police, 37 Military and Korle Bu Teaching Hospitals mortuary.

The gory incident resulted in hundreds of family members trooping to the named mortuaries to find out if their missing relatives had died in the event.

Some were fortunate enough to identify their dead relatives despite how charred some of the bodies were, following which the affected families later went for the bodies and to hold funeral services for them and eventually bury them.

It is however unclear why family members of these 50 dead people have not yet gone to the morgues to identify and collect their dead relatives.