Ghana plane crash: President Mills visits scene and victims

Channels Television  
Updated June 3, 2012

President John Atta Mills on Sunday morning visited the scene of accident of a Boeing 727 cargo plane that crashed at the Hajj Village near the El Wak Stadium in Accra, which claimed 12 lives. He also visited the clinic where the four survivors were being treated.

The President accompanied by Senior Government officials, toured the scene and expressed sympathy to the bereaved families of the passengers on the 207 Mercedes Benz that was mangled by the back tyres of the flight and others, including military officer, who lost their lives in melee.  He gave the assurance of the necessary Government intervention.

Four people out of the 12 dead have been identified as Gideon Ansah Kumi, 19, a final year student of Harvard Senior High School At Acca New Town; George Osei, 33, Driver of the 207 bus; Kwame Boadu, 24, the mate; and Evans Tabariyeng 34, passenger on board. The bodies have been deposited at the 37 Military Hospital Mortuary in Accra.

“I pray that all of you have survived and wish you speedy recovery,” Mills said.

Ghana, a west African nation of some 24 million people, is not known to have had any recent plane crashes.