Photo: June 3 disaster survivor regains her skin

Photo: June 3 disaster survivor regains her skin

A woman whose face was left badly damaged following the June 3 disaster at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra has got her pretty skin back.

Photo: June 3 disaster survivor regains her skin

Doris Nyarko

Doris Nyarko, a petty trader, suffered burns on her face and arms in the explosion at the Goil filling station, but was rescued from the flood waters by a man she said drove a white car.

After her ordeal, she began the process to restore her skin using orthodox and traditional means.

Doris told Accra-based Atinka FM that she applied a mixture of powdered snail shell and shea butter to her skin regularly in addition the orthodox treatment she was receiving.

The medication appears to have worked well as she has regained her skin and has no scars like other victims of the fire.

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She was speaking on the first anniversary of the disaster, which claimed 153 lives.

President John Mahama was a special guest of honour at a memorial service held at the Reverend Ernest Bruce Memorial Methodist Church for the victims.

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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Majority of those who died in the June 3 disaster did so in the devastating Goil filling station fire.

Following torrential rains which caused flooding in several parts of Accra that night, many people had sought refuge at the filling station to escape flood waters from the overflowing Odaw River and uncovered drains when the explosion happened.

The flood waters in the area had been laden with huge quantities of petrol and diesel from the fuel station’s storage tank, which was said to have been breached by the floods.

The resulting scene was that of devastation, as charred bodies littered what remained of the fuel station.

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