Kumasi: Dawn fire kills 13-yr-old boy at Asafo



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The Police have recovered a charred body of a 13-year old boy who was burned to death after a dawn fire swept through four container shops near a mechanic shop at Asafo in Kumasi.

The charred body of the boy, identified as Koo Emmanuel, has been conveyed by the police to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue.

As sighted on Citinewsroom, eyewitnesses said that the fire started from the wooden structure in which the victim was sleeping and spread to the other shops.

According to reports, fire officers were called in to douse the fire which started at about 4.a.m. on Friday.

Although the cause the fire is not yet known, eyewitnesses suspected the cause to be candle lit.

The fire also destroyed properties including paints, lubricants and other materials sold in the four container shops that were affected.

Shop owners, however, salvaged what was left of their belongings from the debris, while they counted their lost.

Meanwhile, officials of the National Management Organization (NADMO) said that they were starting a thorough assessment of the incident.

Nana Atakorah Koduah, the Ashanti Regional Administrator of NADMO told the media that, “it is thereafter we will be able to speak to the possible cause of the fire.”

“These times, we are in a very serious position because of climate change; the weather cannot be predicted and we are in high temperatures season and therefore the public is cautioned to be careful of the way we handle naked fires,” he added.

Ghana| Atinkaonline.com