Some families of victims and survivors of both the June 3 Accra flooding disaster and the Atomic gas explosion this year joined the annual May 9 remembrance walk in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital.
Participants remembered and prayed for all those who lost their lives needlessly through various national tragedies such as the May 9 2001 Accra stadium stampede which claimed 126 lives as well as all the several lives that have been lost through preventable flooding and gas explosions in the country.
Championing the memory of these perished souls for the last 17 years, is a philanthropic organization led by former Asante Kotoko chairman and philanthropist Mr. Herbert Mensah who has used several charity activities including donations to families of victims, prayers and donations at the central Mosque in Kumasi for the departed souls, football gala games with cash prizes between various local community teams as well as remembrance street walks to remind Ghanaians of the tragic day which should never be allowed to repeat itself.
Some victims of the 2015 Accra floods including Alex Korankye, whose wife died at the Kwame Nkrumah with her little son surviving on top of her, joined the May 9 march in Kumasi alongside
“Before I came out of hospital, my wife left with the little child, leaving the older one behind. But all the same, I thank God to be alive today after all the injuries I got from the gas explosion at Atomic junction”, Rockson Ahmed Cort remarked. “I was a driver, and became a victim of the gas explosion. Because of my condition, I met Mr. Herbert Mensah who came to help us at the 37 Military Hospital, So today since I am well, I am here to join him and others to remember all those who died during the Accra stadium disaster”.
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