Tragically, a woman and her two young children were killed in a house fire on Tuesday morning in Asuoyeboah, Ashanti Region.
The total number of fatalities attributable to this phenomenon in the previous month in Region now stands at 7.
One individual was hurt in the event that happened around 12:30 a.m.
Felicia, a 48-year-old mother, and her two children, Obed, 11, and Christabel, 9, perished in the blaze despite early efforts to rescue them.
“We are in shock with the intensity of the fire even though it was raining at the time of the incident. We thought the rain will minimize the impact but within minutes, the entire 10-bedroom apartment was engulfed with fire and our effort to try and save them proved futile,” an eye witness, Edward Osei, said.
“They all got trapped and couldn’t come through the window because of the burglar-proof. However, the man of the house managed to escape because he was in a separate room. He decided to go back and rescue his family but to no avail. He later sustained some severe burns and was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment.
The KATH mortuary now holds the dead corpses in preparation for autopsy. The Ashanti Region has suffered its third tragic house fire in as many months
On Tuesday, August 16, three people, a pregnant lady, her two boys, and the apartment’s maid, were found dead from burn injuries.
Then, on September 10th, a 74-year-old former director of the Audit Service had his 5-bedroom home in Aburaso burned to the ground.
The causes of all of these fires are currently being investigated by the Ghana National Fire Service.