Four burnt to death in separate fire incidents in Ashanti Region

The fire scene at Mampong-Worakese

A man and his wife were killed after a fire consumed a structure they lived in at Gyinyaase in the Asokwa Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

Firefighters rushed to the scene to battle the blaze said to have started just after midnight, witnesses say.

The crew however discovered the lifeless bodies of 51-year-old Godfred Afenyo, an electrician, and his 42-year-old wife, Happy Danso, after battling the blaze.

The eldest son of the deceased, Kingsley Asante, narrated the incident to Accra-based Citi FM.

“It was late in the night when I received a call from a friend. I decided not to answer, but the call came in several times, so I answered. When I picked, my friend broke the news to me. I took it as a dream because it was weird news. In my doubt, I received another call from my younger brother confirming my friend’s report.”

Firefighters at the scene said the situation was “under control”.

“When we got to the scene the fire was well alight in a wooden structure used for domestic purposes and so two when the fire was extinguished we also realized that a two people lost their lives”, a spokesperson for the Ghana National Fire Service DO III Peter Addai told

2 including 90-year-old killed in another fire outbreak

The Ghana National Fire Service also confirmed the death of two people at Mampong-Worakese in the Ashanti Region.

The fire said to have started Friday dawn ravaged a five-bedroom house.

Bodies of the two victims – 90-year-old Madam Agyapomaa and Yaw Mensah, 11 -were later discovered moments after battling the huge blaze.

“The whole house got burnt. At the time fire personnel went to the scene the house was set alight…but we were able to extinguish it and at the end of the day two bodies were discovered and their bodies have been released to the police”, DO III Peter Addai told Asaase Radio.

He also said investigations have begun in each cases.

Residents in the town are still in shock s many thronged the scene to mourn with the bereaved family.

“We tried to save them but they got trapped”, a relative Afia Konadu told amid tears. “We just have to leave everything to God.”

Bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Mampong Government Hospital pending autopsy.

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