Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows the wreck of a vehicle after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana. Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows the wreck of a vehicle after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana. Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)

We extend our heartfelt condolence to all who have been adversely affected by the flood in Accra and fire accident at the Goil Filling Station at Circle Accra-Ghana.

Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows the wreck of a vehicle after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana. Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows the wreck of a vehicle after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana. Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)

Indeed this day shall go into our annals as a result of such an unparalleled death toll and property damage.
We pray for eternal rest as well for all the lost souls.

Indisputably we as a people need to change our way of refuse disposal and living.
Government and all stakeholder institutions need to be firm in ensuring that the right things are done in the collective interest of this Nation. This is inexcusable on the part of all, we need to act as a nation and we believe that time is NOW!

Moving on and still in the mournful vein, we wish to send a word of caution to the general public vis-?-vis various public health concerns associated with these happenings.

There is a possible contamination of drinking water with sewage, petroleum products, various chemicals, and waste from diverse sources. The floodwater may contain various disease-causing bacteria, viruses and parasites which can result in various disease outbreaks. (especially Cholera).

We therefore encourage the general public to strictly adhere to the highest standards of food handling.
All are encouraged to ensure that;
1. All foods are hot before eaten.
2. Hands are thoroughly washed with SOAP before eating or handling food items.
3. Water is safe before drinking (one can boil it and allow it to cool prior to its intake)
4. Avoid open defecation and most importantly into gutters and other water bodies.

We need a healthy people for a healthy nation.
Your lives are precious to us, therefore, we call upon all to be safe and also stick to the advices and directives from the various security agencies and the NADMO.

We finally wish to commend the NADMO, Fire Service, Ghana Police and the Army for their commitment and help so far to the affected communities and people.
We believe this calls for an acute introspection and planning to ensure that such preventable deaths and damages never happen in the history of our dear nation.
God is still with us!
Long Live Mother Ghana
God bless us all.

Signed
Amoakohene Frank
(President)

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