Central Market fire disaster under investigation


The Ghana National Fire Service in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, has begun an investigation to unravel circumstances surrounding last week Friday afternoon’s fire disaster at the Kumasi Central Market.

The Kumasi Central Market on Friday, October 26, 2018 witnessed another fire disaster with over one fifty stores completely razed down at Alaba, near Roman Hill, leaving shop owners devastated.

Personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) did their best to bring the fire under control, thereby preventing it from spreading to nearby shops.

There was no casualty, but items destroyed in the shops included clothes, electrical gadgets, bags of rice, suiting materials, sewing machines, tyres, grinding mills, cash, among others.

According to one of the victims, Mary Osei, she was surprised that the Bible in her store was not torched though the fire consumed every item.

According to eyewitnesses, the fire started around mid-night and raged on for a while before fire personnel from the Manhyia Fire Station came to put out the fire.

Speaking in an interview, the Second-in-Command of the Ghana National Service, D.O.1 Henry Giwa, pointed out that the investigation would take two weeks to complete.

DO1 Giwa therefore advised traders and other business entities to start insuring their businesses to avoid total collapse of their businesses in case of any disaster.





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