#NeverAgain: June 3 disaster victims remembered

#NeverAgain: June 3 disaster victims remembered

President John Mahama was a special guest of honour at the memorial service held at the Rev. Ernest Bruce Memorial Methodist Church for the 153 Ghanaians who died in the June 3, 2015, disaster.

#NeverAgain: June 3 disaster victims remembered

Families converged for the first anniversary of the June 3 events which shook the nation to its core and brought pain and tears to many.

The service was organised by the Accra metropolitan assembly , Adabraka local council of churches in collaboration with the National Petroleum Authority.

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The theme for the event is “Never Again, June 3rd Disaster Focus on Health and Safety”.

#NeverAgain: June 3 disaster victims remembered

The epicentre of the June 3 disaster

The memorial service was also attended by families of the deceased, as well as survivors of the tragedy that hit Ghana hard. A host of government functionaries and members of opposition parties all graced the occasion.

President Mahama in a tweet commemorating one year of the sad incident said: “May the souls of those who departed on June 3, 2015, rest in perfect peace. We'll continue to correct developments that led to the disaster.”

#NeverAgain: June 3 disaster victims remembered

President John Mahama and ministers of state entering the church

The memorial service was followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Goil fuel station, the epicentre of the disaster. President Mahama was among those who laid the wreath.

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