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76-year-old woman burnt to death



The charred body of a 76-years-old woman has been recovered by the Ghana National Fire Service after extinguishing a fire at the premises of Zion Prayer Ministry at Komenda in the Central Region.

Speaking to the media, the Komenda District Commander DOIII Jacob Krakue, disclosed that his outfit received a distress call of the fire incident near the Zion Prayer Ministry.

In view of this, Komenda firefighters got to the scene and immediately prevented the fire from spreading to other rooms, especially the nearby room that foam mattresses were stored.

He added that upon arrival, they were informed about one person trapped in the fire, so they forced their way into the burning room and brought out the person who was already burnt beyond recognition.

The charred body was retrieved from the scene and deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.

According to an eyewitness, they heard the loud cry for help and they rushed to the scene and realized the place was on fire. They tried to save the woman but could not and rushed to the premises of Fire Service to report the incident.

Some occupants of the building revealed to media that they returned from night church service to realize parts of the building lights went off, so they used their chargeable lamps to aide them, but can’t confirm about the deceased whether she also had chargeable lamps.

On his part, the Central Regional PRO DOIII Abdul Wasiu Hudu said most people fail to call fire Service immediately they discover fire and prefer to deal with it by themselves and rely on fire service when they fail or the fire got out of hand.

He urged the public to call fire service immediately they discover fire outbreak before attempting to fight it.





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