After 15 mins of leaving Atomic Junction, I received a call from my wife asking where I was because there is fire 200m from the hospital she has been admitted at.
About 5 minutes after the call, I heard a loud tremor at home and the sky light up orange for about 10 seconds. I initially run out of the house with my shorts confused and not sure what to do.
I went back inside the house, locked the doors and drove out. Tried to get Rosa to meet me at the Haatso by-pass if I do a loop around Standards board. I meet a family of four with an older woman who couldn’t walk. I chauffeured them to the American House boundary road as I had to get to Rosa. For someone who was on admission, the entire hospital was in a state of confusion about evacuation.
Some of the staff insisted they stay close to the wall even though the blast was literally over their head. I told her to leave the enclosed area and head for the closet open space. Hellen, a nurse from the hospital was God sent. She initially went to her room to get her out of the drip and helped her get out of her room.
Rosa then left with her out of the hospital premises heading towards the Haatso shell direction. In her pain, she walked for almost 2km. There was no traffic and every car I met was speeding over 80km/hr.
I finally got to the GIMPA entrance of University of Ghana and then it started raining. Using the by-pass I met Rosa and Helen, wet, tired and Helen bleeding from a fall. At this point all I wanted to do was drive as far from this part of town as possible.
We turned towards Dzowulu Junction through Kaukudi to Burma camp area……
In all of this, I haven’t seen the entire Madina gripped with fear as I saw. Almost the entire town was on the streets in any form of transport possible.
God has been merciful to me and my family. Thank you God.
Chastising EPA and NPA for their negligence will be on another day.