The June 3 memorial service will be held at the Rev. Ernest Bruce Memorial Methodist Church at Adabraka in Accra.
Ghana continues to mourn the victims of the unforgettable June 3 disaster, as a memorial service in honour of the victims would be held today. Today’s memorial marks the one year anniversary of the dreadful tragedy. The June 3 memorial service will be held at the Rev. Ernest Bruce Memorial Methodist Church at Adabraka in Accra.
It would be another mournful atmosphere at Adabraka as families of the deceased and others would be at the event. Also, some dignitaries including President Mahama, Vice President Amissah-Arthur, and others are all expected to attend the memorial service.
The June 3 disaster was caused by a fire which erupted at a nearby lorry terminal, and subsequently spread to the GOIL petrol station leading to a massive destruction of lives and properties. Over two hundred people died in that disaster, while others sustained severe degree of injuries. A 3-day national mourning exercise which climaxed with a memorial service had been declared by the government after the tragic incident.
June 3 has become a dreaded day in Ghana as it left a big hole in the heart of the nation. The loss has devastated many Ghanaians some of whom lost relatives and friends in the incident. The incident has since been described as one of the saddest in the history of Ghana.
The Mayor of Accra, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuijie has asked families of persons who died in the incident and those who survived to participate in the service. The mayor stressed that today officially marks the first anniversary of the incident, and that everybody especially the families of the deceased and the victims are expected to come, as it is being held in their honour.