June 3 disaster: Ghana holds memorial service for perished souls

Government is today, Friday June 3, leading a memorial service for the over one hundred lives that perished a year ago in the twin fire and rain disasters in Accra.

The ceremony which will be held at the Rev. Ernest Bruce Memorial Methodist Church at Adabraka in Accra is expected to be attended by President John Mahama, a host of government functionaries and members of opposition parties.

The June 3 disaster which occurred at the GOIL filling station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle is the biggest of such nature to have hit the nation. The several hours of torrential rainfall caused massive flooding in the capital and also caught fire from the spillage of an underground oil tank.

It is estimated that about 159 Ghanaians were killed in the horrific incident with many others sustaining severe injuries.