Alex Mensah one of the survivors of the dreadful disaster when In the middle of a heavy flooding and rainstorm mid-night Wednesday, June 3 2015, an explosion at Kwame Nkrumah Circle Branch of the GOIL filling station in the capital Accra, killed at least 150 people that plunged the whole nation into an official three-day national mourning has shared the ordeal he endured and how it really felt when he had his face caught by fire whiles trying to swim away from the flood water mixed with petrol and diesel.
The victim who has several degree of scars on his face after suffering from burns explained that, it really felt like he will die, he tried to swim away from the approaching fire as the flood water made his body itchy.
Speaking on Kingdom FM’s ‘MAKOSEM’ program on Monday with Okatakyie Obeng Mensah, he added that he saw pool of bodies being swept away by the flood long before the water caught fire.
” It really was horrifying, this is something I cant really explain, my whole world came crushing on me. my body felt itchy, I couldn’t breath as the fire caught my face. I was hoping I die, I wished for death to take me away, because I saw no essence to live. in kept ringing in my heart that the world has come to an end, it felt like how the bible describes how the Tribulation of the ‘Endtime’ would be”
”I saw pool of dead bodies being swept away by the flood, those who were still alive at that time were screaming for help, I heard loud screaming from afar, I grieved”, he exclaimed!
JUNE 3 DISASTER
In the middle of a heavy flooding and rainstorm mid-night Wednesday, June 3 2015, an explosion at Kwame Nkrumah Circle Branch of the GOIL filling station in the capital Accra, killed at least 150 people that plunged the whole nation into an official three-day national mourning.
The streets of the capital from the accident scene were littered with bodies while some were found in drains taking authorities weeks to clear the remnants of the disaster.
The morgues were congested with bodies and hospital authorities were overwhelmed with casualties from Ghana’s worst ever disaster that happened on June 3.
What many Ghanaians have coined the Black Wednesday years ago has imprints of sadness, and sorrow till date and likely to leave indelible scars in the minds of Ghanaians.
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