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London blast victim to be flown home

London blast victim to be flown home

The body of the woman identified as the only Ghanaian killed in last week's bomb blasts in England will be flown down for burial at her home town, Tsito in the Volta Region, upon its release by the British Police.

This was confirmed to President Kufuor when he visited the family of the lady, Mrs Glady's Ama Wundowa at their residence in North West, London to mourn with them.

There is however no word from the police now as to when the body would be released to the family.

This is due to the criminal circumstances under which she was killed and the nature of the investigations being carried out.

President Kufuor, who was in London on transit to Accra after a three-day official visit to Jamaica.

The Ghana's High Commissioner to the UK Isaac Osei, Foreign Affairs Minister, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo, Trade Minister, Alan Kyeremanteng, his private secretary, Ambassador D.K. Osei and Presidential Spokesman, Kwabena Agyapong, accompanied him.

The widower, Mr Emmanuel Blali Wundowa and his two children, Azuma 16, and Zakari 14, as well as some family members received the delegation.

The scene was characterized by purely Ghanaians funeral tradition.

President Kufuor presented customary drinks and cash to the family on behalf of the government and the people of Ghana.

Mr Kufuor and his entourage learnt at first hand the circumstances surrounding the untimely death of Gladys.

He said the recent deadly attacks on London must be condemned in the strongest terms by all well meaning people and organizations without any reservation.

Mr Wundowa was grateful to the President for the visit saying “ I am proud to be a Ghanaian and I am also proud of you as my President”

Gladys, 50 who was described by the widower as loving, caring and kind was killed together with 12 others who were among 80 others on board No 30 bus at Tavistock Square during the bombing by a killer described by British Police as an 18-year old bomber.

Mrs Wundowa visited Ghana for the last time in August last year with her two children, Azuma who is waiting for her GCSE results and Zakari Wundowa.