The journalist who died during last Saturday’s gas explosion at the atomic junction will be buried today, October 10, 2017. Mohammed Ashley, a cameraman with Net 2 TV, is one of the seven fatalities recorded after the massive Saturday explosion.
Two massive explosions occurred at Madina Atomic Junction on the evening of Saturday, October 7. A total of seven people perished in the gross inferno that resulted from the explosions, while about 132 others sustained various degrees of injury.
Mr. Mohammed worked with Net2 TV as a cameraman and doubled as a member of the President Akufo-Addo’s Press Corps.
The Presidential pressman met his untimely death when he promptly left his desk at Net2 TV upon hearing that there was an explosion at Atomic junction.
According to reports, he fell to his death from the flyover at the junction due to the impact of the explosion as chaos ensued around him. Mohammed reportedly rolled over unto the ground at the second explosion in his attempt to capture the tragedy.
The pressman also suffered some burn injuries from the fall.
Akufo-Addo Pledges To Fund Funeral Of Net2 Cameraman
President Nana Akufo- Addo has pledged to personally foot all expenses for the funeral of the late journalist. While commiserating with the bereaved family, Akufo-Addo, promised to personally pay for the cost of the burial of Mohammed Ashley.
There were initial suggestions that a Kebab (also called chinchingan or suya) seller’s reignited the explosions, but this have been rubbished by some eyewitnesses and stakeholders.
President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday paid a visit to the casualties in the hospital. Former President John Mahama in a condolence message to affected families called on Ghanaians to lend helping hands to victims of the Atomic Junction explosion.