Fire guts classroom blocks


A fire outbreak has gutted three classroom blocks of Sokoban Krofrom D/A Primary and Junior High School (JHS) in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region.


The inferno which started around 1:30 a.m. yesterday also burnt down the storeroom, library and the headmistress’ office.


Documents, books and certificates of the school were all destroyed by the fire.


Officials from the Ghana National Fire Service came to the scene to douse the inferno after distress calls were placed to them.


Officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) told journalists that, they suspected arson.


Mr Adubofuo Kwaku Joseph, NADMO Zonal Director for the area said eyewitness accounts suggested that someone was seen running away from the school during the fire outbreak.


He said the District Chief Executive (DDCE) and the Education Director for the district had decided to relocate the affected pupils temporarily to a classroom block at Ampabame.


The fire affected academic work as pupils could not go to classes today.







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