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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Wild fire renders hundreds homeless in Ashanti

A fire outbreak has rendered homeless over 300 inhabitants of Asaase Bonso, a predominantly farming community in the Sekyere Central District of the Ashanti region.

According to the Odikoro, Nana Asumadu Sarpong, the inferno ensued Monday afternoon when the residents were out on their farms. Over 50 houses were razed down by the fire.

He tells Luv News affected victims have had to put up in a local school, which has disrupted school activities.

Other activities in the community have also come to a standstill as the residents count their loss, including clothing, motorbikes and household items.

Community leaders have appealed to the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to come to their aid.

The Ashanti region has recorded several fire disasters since the beginning of the year, as valuable property worth thousands of cedis is lost in the inferno.

The Kumasi Central Market and Suame light industrial area have recorded major fire outbreaks.

The most recent incidents in Kumasi occurred on Monday when a wood cluster at Ahinsan and a make-shift cattle ranch went in flames – about ten cattle were roasted live.

A number of domestic and industrial fire outbreaks have also been reported in the period in other parts of Ghana.

The wild fires have partly been attributed to the harsh harmattan season.

Story by Kofi Adu Domfeh

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