Over 20 Shops Burnt To Ashes At Kumasi Central Market
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In a sad report, more than 20 shops at the Kumasi Central Market have been burnt down to ashes.
This comes after a fire outbreak was reported at the Kumasi Central Market late last night and according to several narrations by eyewitnesses, the fire started around 8 pm on April 18, 2021.
Currently, what actually caused the fire isn’t known, however, an eyewitness identified as Alhassan Idris who spoke with Citi News said;
“I was asleep when I heard of the fire outbreak at the Kumasi Central market. I rushed to the market, and it was true that there was a fire outbreak. So I tried to help to contain the fire.
As of the time I came to the market, I was desperate to help put out the fire, so I didn’t really ask what caused it.”
Also, the Ashanti Regional Deputy Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service, ACFO Henry Giwah confirmed this in a recent submission to the media.
In his submission, he said;
“We received a distress call around 8:48 pm that there was a fire outbreak at the Central market, so we quickly dispatched our men.
When they arrived, they saw that the whole place had been engulfed by the fire, affecting about 27 shops. So they tried to confine it so that it would not spread further
. Accessibility is always a problem here. It’s a big problem. The interference from the traders was not also good. Leather and turpentine products were involved so when you put out the fire before you realize it, it has reignited.”
Meanwhile, a video has surfaced showing the administration block of the Mampong Teacher Training College engulfed in flames.
The cause of the fire was unknown at the time of the investigation, but it was clear that the fire had caused significant property damage. Read more below: