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Buhari Condoles With Ghana Over Fire, Flood Tragedies

Channels Television  
Updated June 5, 2015

GhanaPresident Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Ghana over the dual tragedy of flooding and fire outbreak which claimed scores of lives in that country.

In a condolence message on Friday, June 5, 2015, signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said that Nigeria will stand by Ghana in its moment of grief and loss.

“In this moment of grief and loss, the government and people of Nigeria stand with the government and people of Ghana,” he said.

According to President Buhari, the twin tragedies of flooding and fire outbreak that led to loss of several lives are painful and regrettable.

The President, however, noted that the flooding incident undoubtedly reminds leaders and governments in the West African sub-region of their responsibilities to the problem of global warming, among others.

He prayed that the souls of the deceased rest in eternal bliss and that their families and friends find fortitude to bear the losses.

Scores of people were reported to have died in Ghana where a fire broke out at a petrol station in the capital, Accra.

Officials said that the fire started as people sought shelter in the station from the two days of torrential rainfall in the city that has left many homeless and without power.

The initial casualty figure was 90 but the death toll from the fire has since risen to 96 as the search for bodies continued.