Five people trapped in a building engulfed by fire today [Sunday] at Akotofoto in Dansoman have been reported dead.
The five were four children including a three-week-old baby and their mother.
Courage Avickson, an eyewitness who spoke to Citi News said the fire started at dawn but no one was able to get into the building in time to save the inhabitants.
“I was fetching water around 5:30am when I saw a thick smoke high up the sky. I heard a woman and some children shouting for help from the building. It was hard getting inside the building with smoke covering everywhere. We eventually got the woman and her children but they died shortly after we got to them,” he said.
He stated that the fire service arrived later on, to put the fire out and the police also came to convey the dead bodies.
A similar incident happened in 2017, at Dansoman.
What reportedly started as a harmless fire from burning rubbish ended up destroying two cars, three air conditioners, and a poly tank.
An eyewitness who spoke to Citi News said he saw a poly tank on the top of the building on fire when he got to the scene.
“The poly tank fell on the car causing it to catch fire too. We got scared and started running away then, we heard the first place, then a second and a third one,” he narrated.
By: Farida Yusif/citinewsroom.com/GhanaRead Full Story