Meet Mawuli Addo, a resident of Nungua who's probably had one of the darkest Christmases a man could possibly imagine with the sudden - and most definitely unexpected - death of his 60 year old mother, 10-year-old nephew, and two other relatives.
According to Mawuli, he was only informed of his relatives's involvement in the conflagration upon receiving a phone call from his brother telling him that their mother, aunt, family friend, and three children - Mawuli's niece and nephews - were involved in the fire and were rushed to medical facilities.
Mawuli Addo, aged 38, says that along with his brother, they searched for their mother among the various medical facilities that received casualties from the fire, but finally gave up their search at 2 a.m. without having found her.
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It was a call from his sister later on the following day that alerted Mawuli Addo to the whereabouts of his mother, and nephew where he rushed to see how they were faring. Mawuli says by the time he finally got to Korle-Bu to see his mother, he was told that one of the children - one of his nephews - had passed away that morning.
Mawoli's mother only began receiving treatment once her medical bills were paid.
Mawuli's mother died on the 25th of December, three days after innitially suffering severe burn injuries from the gas explosion at the Louis Gas filling station. According to Mawuli, seven of his relatives were effected by the explosion, four of whom have succumbed to their injuries and died.