A fire that broke out in Ghana’s Upper West Regional capital, Wa, has destroyed at least 50 tricycles belonging to defunct Savannah Development Authority (SADA), local media reported.
The incident occurred on Monday at the yard of the Wa Public Works Department —where the tricycles had been parked.
The fire is believed to have started around midday and allegedly from a garden set up close to the wall of the Wa PWD yard, myjoyonline.com reported.
The cost of the items burnt is believed to be worth over thousands of Ghana Cedis.
Witnesses said that the fire started in between bungalows for the officers of the Ghana Highways Authority and the eastern concrete wall of the PWD.
Acting Upper West Regional Engineer of the Public Works Department, Fobih Otchere Collins, said he was in his office when he heard a loud sound. He rushed out only to see the fire.
They quickly placed a call to the Ghana National Fire Service for help.
Led by Deputy Upper West Regional Fire Officer, Eugene Asa-Gyekye, firefighters battled the blaze within 20 when they were called to the scene.
It remains unclear about the number of bonnets and buckets that have been destroyed.
Investigations have begun.
It is gathered that 500 tricycles belonging to the defunct Savannah Accelerated Development Authority for close to three years, have been parked at the office of PWD, Wa.
Majority of the tricycles have been fixed and others are still in their boxes but have been left to rot at the mercy of the weather.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH