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Police arrest 33 suspects over Asafo Market fire


The police command in the Ashanti Region has confirmed the arrest of 33 suspects in connection with the fire outbreaks that ravaged the entire commercial arena in the regional capital, Kumasi.

This follows the occurrence of three fire incidents on Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night at various markets within the metropolis.

The Dr. Mensah Enclave of the Kumasi Central market was up in flames on Friday, while some parts of the Asafo Market caught fire the next day leading to the destruction of several properties.

The latest incident was yet another fire outbreak on Sunday night at another part of the Asafo market that was not affected by the previous day’s fire.

Meanwhile, the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has been assessing the situation. The organization says it would officially give details after it concludes its investigations.

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