Sri Lanka condoles with Ghana over fire, flood tragedies

Sri Lanka condoles with Ghana over fire, flood tragedies

June 6, 2015   11:04 am

The Sri Lankan Government 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.

“The Government is deeply saddened by the tragic deaths that occurred as a result of a fire that erupted in a petrol station in Accra at a time when the people of Ghana were already traumatized and trying to cope with torrential rain and floods,” the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Friday.

“Sri Lanka offers its condolences to the families of the victims of this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected at this difficult time,” it said in a statement.

More than 150 people have died in a devastating petrol station blast during heavy flooding in Ghana’s capital, Accra late on Wednesday. More than 60 people have been injured in the blast.

“We assure the Government and the people of Ghana, Sri Lanka’s firm solidarity at this time of national mourning,” the statement said.


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