On this day 2015, Ghana experienced a shocking and harrowing story of a twin disaster caused by flood and fire at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra with 153 people dying as a result and hundreds more suffering severe burns and injury.
The capital got flooded from heavy continuous rainfall in Accra which caused massive traffic in town destroying lots of property in the process.
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A GOIL fuel station near the Kwame Nkrumah interchange was burnt with people and vehicles in the vicinity. The cause of the fire was as a result of a leakage of the fuel tanks at the filling station due to the flood and the fuel had mixed up with the flood water.
According to the report by the five-member committee tasked to investigate the tragedy the fire was ignited by one Seth Kwesi Ofosu, who did not dispose of properly the butt of a cigarette he was smoking.
Watch the video below:
The aerial drone footage of the June 3, 2015, fire and flood disaster in Accra is by Skybyyrd Media; a US/Ghana based production company.