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1. MAY 9 DISASTER
The Accra Sport Stadium disaster occurred at the Ohene Djan Stadium, Accra, Ghana on May 9, 2001. It took the lives of 127 people, making it the worst stadium disaster to have ever taken place in Africa.
2. JUNE 3 DISASTER
The 2015 Accra floods resulted from heavy continuous rainfall in Accra, the largest city in Ghana. The rain started on 1 June 2015. Other causes of this flood is as a result of the improper planning of settlement in Accra, choked gutters which block the drainage system and a few other human factors.
The floods have resulted in heavy traffic on the roads in the city and also a halt in commercial activities as markets were flooded and workers trapped.
Mayor of Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije described the flooding as critical. At least 25 people have died from the flooding directly, while a petrol station explosion caused by the flooding killed at least 200 more people.
3. DEATH OF PRESIDENT MILLS
John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills (21 July 1944 – 24 July 2012) was a Ghanaian politician and legal scholar who served as President of Ghana from 2009 to 2012. He was inaugurated on 7 January 2009, having defeated the ruling party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2008 election.
Previously he was Vice-President from 1997 to 2001 under President Jerry Rawlings, and he stood unsuccessfully in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections as the candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He is the first Ghanaian head of state to die in office.
4. MELCOM DISASTER
On 7 November 2012, Ghana suffered a major accident when Melcom’s 6 storey shopping mall at Achimota near Accra, Ghana collapsed.
According to a report by NADMO, the incident affected a total of 81 Ghanaians leaving 61 injured in various hospitals in Accra Metropolis.
Melcom had been operating in the building, which it said it had rented, only since January 2012. The NADMO promised an investigation to find out the cause of the collapse. Reports suggested that the building had structural defects owing to lack of adherence to building codes and use of improper materials.
Capt. Mahama’s gruesome murder shocks nation
The nation was shocked by the gruesome murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama when video clips of the barbaric act went viral.
Captain Mahama, who was heading a military detachment near Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region, met his untimely death last Monday when some residents of the area accused him of being an armed robber and lynched him.
The officer was on operational duties at the Alaska C&G Mining Company at Amenase Forest, near Diaso in the Central Region.
He was said to be jogging when some residents accused him of being part of a robbery gang that stormed Denkyira-Obuasi the previous day.
6. GYAN’S MISSED PENALTY
Gyan’s penalty kick, which would have put Ghana into the semifinals, hit the crossbar and went over goal, keeping the score tied at one.
7. EBONY’S DEATH
The nation woke up on Friday 8th February 2018 to the shocking news of the death of bubbly and talented singer, Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, known in showbiz as Ebony Reigns.
The 20-year-old who was scheduled to embark her maiden European tour on Saturday, was killed in a crash at Mankranso in
the Ashanti Region upon returning from Sunyani where she had gone to visit her mother.
8. JB DANQUAH’S MURDER
Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu
(2 July 1965 – 9 February 2016), was a Ghanaian chartered accountant and politician from a prominent political family.
He was a member of the Parliament of Ghana for the New Patriotic Party between 2005 and 2009, and once more from 2013 until his death.
9. CENTRAL MEDICAL STORE FIRE OUTBREAK
Ghana lost an estimated $80 million worth of drugs and medical equipment when fire destroyed the Central Medical Store located in Tema in 2015.
10. KINTAMPO WATER FALL ACCIDENT
At least 16 people are reported dead in a ghastly accident at the Kintampo Water fall in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The deceased are believed to be Geography students of Wenchi Methodist Senior High S nuchool, who were there on an
excursion. Others are students from the University of Energy and Natural Resources.
Reports indicate that the accident occurred at about 4.30pm on Sunday [March 19, 2017], when a huge tree run off the top of
the water fall, descending on the dozens of revelers who were swimming beneath the fall.