More than twenty (20) shops at the Kumasi Focal Market have been obliterated because of a fire flare-up toward the end of last night.
It is assessed that great many Ghana cedis have been lost in harms by dealers on the lookout.
Despite the fact that the reason for the fire flare-up is as yet unclear, observers said it began around 8pm on Sunday, April 18 at one segment of the market and it spread to different territories.
An onlooker, Alhassan Idris disclosed to Citi News that: “I was sleeping when I knew about the fire flare-up at the Kumasi Focal market. I raced to the market, and the facts previously demonstrated that there was a fire flare-up. So I attempted to assist with containing the fire. As of the opportunity I went to the market, I was urgent to help extinguished the fire, so I didn’t actually ask what caused it.”
Kumasi market fire
ACFO Henry Giwah, the Ashanti Local Appointee Authority of the Ghana Public Fire Administration who addressed the media, whined about the difficulties they confronted attempting to get to the location of the fire.
“We got a misery call around 8:48 pm that there was a fire episode at the Focal market, so we immediately dispatched our men. At the point when they showed up, they saw that the entire spot had been overwhelmed by the fire, influencing around 27 shops. So they attempted to keep it so it would not spread further. Availability is consistently an issue here. It’s a major issue. The impedance from the brokers was not likewise acceptable. Calfskin and turpentine items were included so when you put out the fire, before you understand, it has reignited,” he said.