A pregnant woman identified as Esther Kwabena has reportedly lost her life together with four others in a domestic fire outbreak at Manso Aponapon in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti region.
According to the report published by 3News, the deceased include the husband of the pregnant woman, Kofi Owusu, and their two children aged 9 and 5 years. Four other tenants who were in the house got injured and are receiving treatment at St Martin’s hospital in Agroyesum.
The Amansie South NADMO coordinator Edward Oduro Nsiah, whilst confirming the news to 3News said he received a distress call around 12 am Sunday about the fire and he immediately called the fire service for intervention.
“The fire started around 11:30 pm but I received a call around 12 am. I immediately reached out to the fire service but before they got to the scene, the family of four had already been burnt beyond recognition. The firefighters however managed to douse the flame saving four other tenants in the compound house”.
Meanwhile, 3news has confirmed the bodies have been deposited at St Martin’s hospital at Agroyesum. Even though the exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, the preliminary investigation points to an electrical fault.