Kumasi: A 2-month-old baby and another person are killed in a fire at Buokrom Estate.



Sad news as two children – a 12-year-old girl and a two-month-old baby – have been confirmed dead after a dawn fire ravaged a residential apartment at Buokrom Estate in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

According to reports, the fire started at about 2:50 am on Friday, December 24, 2021, and the occupants were trapped in the building while the fire spread.

Three others who sustained various injuries have also been hospitalized.

A neighbour, Abena Konadu Nimako, who witnessed the incident, narrated it to Citi News.

“I heard someone screaming and calling for help, but we thought it was a robbery attack. I called my mother and our neighbors started coming around and tried to open one of the windows but because of the items there they couldn’t get access, but one of the women was able to pass through the fire to come out.”

Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, DO3 Peter Addai says they have commenced investigations into the incident.

“Around 2;55am this dawn, we had a distress call that there was a fire at Buokrom Estate we responded swiftly and extinguished the fire after we saw that two people have been burnt by the fire, a 12-year-old girl and a two-month-old baby and also some few people sustained varying degrees of injury and have been sent to the Konfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.”


Source: GhPage.com





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