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2 siblings killed by fire …fire fighters chased with stones


TWO SIBLINGS have left the world on a sour note after being burnt into ashes in an inferno.

The deceased persons, were reported to be a boy, aged two and his sister, who was just nine months old.

They were trapped and burnt beyond recognition in their parents’ chamber and hall room on Tuesday morning.

The heartbreaking incident happened at Moshie Zongo, a densely populated area in the Manhyia North Constituency.

Interestingly, fire fighters that were called to douse the blaze, were said to have been chased away by an irate mob.

According to reports, residents of Moshie Zongo believed the fire fighters reported late, hence chasing them away.

Father’s Narration

Meanwhile, father of the two dead minors, Ahadaar Hafiz, amid sobs, said her wife collapsed after the kids were burnt.

He said the two siblings were sleeping in their room around 8am, whist he and his wife, were in their shop outside.

Suddenly, Hafiz said they realized that their room was on fire so they called people to the scene to help rescue the kids.

According to him, he could not stand it when he heard that his children were crying for someone to rescue them.

“I therefore risked my life and entered the room to rescue them but the place was very dark and filled with smoke.

“At a point, I realized that my life was also in danger so I had to leave the room on time in order to save my life”, he sobbed.

Meanwhile, what caused the fire in the room, which also destroyed several household items, was not known.

Firefighters Attacked

In a related development, fire men sent to Moshie Zongo to douse the fire were said to have been chased away by a mob.

DO III Desmond Ackah, the PRO for Ashanti Regional GNFS, said the fire fighters escaped unhurt from Moshie Zongo.

According to him, the angry people pelted the GNFS staff with stones so they had to flee from the place to safety.

He said it was becoming the habit of people in the Zongo areas to attack fighters, saying that such acts should stop.

According to him, the GNFS would consider withdrawing services to the Zongo areas of the attacks don’t stop.

“We will inform the REGSEC about the constant attacks and also consider withdrawing our services in the Zongo areas”.

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