- Ebenezer Ato Kessie, a pastor with SDA Church, lost his wife and three-week-old baby and other family members in a fire outbreak
- The funeral poster for their burial has been released and Ghanaians are heartbroken
- The burial is taking place on Sunday, August 26, 2018
It was earlier reported that a Seventh-Day Adventist pastor in Ghana, Ebenezer Ato Kessie, lost his whole family in a fire outbreak.
His late wife, Linda Kessie, and their three-week-old baby boy who had just been named Jason, died painfully in the fire outbreak. This reportedly happened in Dansoman, a suburb of Accra, Ghana.
The mother and son were not the only people who died but also his mother-in-law, who had come to stay with them in order to take of the new born baby.
The sad incident reportedly occurred on Sunday night, August 19, in their home. According to the funeral poster, the burial will take place on Sunday, August 26, at Gbawe cemetery.
In all, five people died and they were: 31-year-old Linda Kessie, her 65-year-old mother Grace Ampah, her 3-week-old baby Jason Kessie, 5-year-old Jaiden Kesse and 9-year-old Precious Pokuah.
It was also reported that the heartbroken pastor was out of the house as at the time the incident occurred. Eyewitness narrates that, shouts and screams were heard coming from the pastor’s house as his late wife and other occupants were crying for help.
It was also reported that some young men of the area rushed to the scene and tried forcing their way in but all their efforts proved abortive because there were burglar proofs all over and so they found it hard to get into the building.
Consequently, the shouts died down indicating that the occupants had burnt to death even before the fire service appeared on the scene.
The funeral has triggered emotions on social media as one Ernestina remarked that their death is so painful.
See reactions below:
Nana was short of words.
Amram decried the tragic situation.
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