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Kumasi Central Market Catches Fire -WATCH

Fire guts Adabraka central market

A huge blaze has engulfed parts of the Kumasi Central Market Sunday night, local media reported, dailymailgh.com reports.

Firefighters have been deployed to douse the blaze which started just before 9 p.m., when shops were closed at the area which serves as hub for cobblers, according to Kumasi-based Zuria FM.

About 30 shops were affected. Items including combustibles, leather and wooden materials, finished products running into millions of cedis were destroyed by the inferno.

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Deputy Ashanti Regional Fire Commander, ACFO Henry Gyiwah said access to the scene was a major challenge.

“Accessibility is always a problem in Central Market… and the interference from the traders is not good…the 2IC said adding: “They should allow us to do our work, we are professionals”.

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“We have started investigating but for now about 30 shops have been engulfed” , he added.

The incident comes just a week after four people were killed in a domestic fire at Manso-Aponapon in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti Region.

Power upsurge coupled with poor wiring systems were said to have caused the blaze, the Ghana National Fire Service said.

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