W’ve learnt lessons from May 9 disaster -Asiamah


Ghana on Tuesday commemorated the 16th anniversary of the May 9 Accra Sports stadium disaster which has been described as Africa’s worst soccer disaster ever.

Over 127 football fans lost thier lives in a stampede which occured when Hearts of Oak clashed with arch rivals Asante Kotoko in 2001 league game.

Speaking after a wreath laying ceremony at the Accra Sports stadium to commemorate the event,Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah says massive lessons have been learn from the unfortunate incident.

“In terms of crowd control something has been done and even in terms of paramedics,the ambulance service here it was not like that and that even affected the death rate so at least some recommendations have been implemented “he said

“So we have made some progress in the last sixteen years and i must be honest with you,i am impressed with what we have done as a country collectively”he added

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