A/R: Fire kills 65yr old; razes nine rooms

A 65-year-old man has died after fire gutted his home at Kyerease, a suburb of Kronum in the Ashanti region.

The fire, according to reports started in the evening hours of Monday, January 10.

An occupant of the affected house believes the fire might have been caused by an electrical fault, something the Ghana National Fire Service is yet to confirm.

“I heard some inhabitants shouting fire fire! I realised it was coming from one of the rooms”, Adwoa Agyapomaa, an eyewitness told Akoma news reporter Kwame Yeboah.

Nine rooms were burnt down.

The charred body of Kwadwo Asare was found in one of the gutted rooms. His body has since been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue.

“The man (deceased) was bedridden and couldn’t escape during the blaze”, an eyewitness revealed.

Reports say it took the Ghana National Fire Service about an hour to douse the flames.

The actual cause of fire is yet to be established.

Source: 3news

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