Kumasi: Fire destroys over 500 wooden structures at Dagombaline slum

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Fire has ravaged over 500 wooden structures serving as shelter for residents of the Dagombaline slum in the Ashanti Region.

Although the cause of the fire is not yet known, personnel of the Fire Service managed to contain the fire from spreading.

The situation has left many of the slum dwellers homeless.

According to D.O III Ackah Edmound, the Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer of Ghana National Fire Service, they could have salvaged some of the properties if they had gotten easy access to the premises.

The slum area is predominantly occupied by head potters and scrap dealers some of whom were seen trying to salvage properties.

This is not the first time one of the biggest slums in the Ashanti Region has been gutted by fire.

In March 2020, more than 500 slum dwellers in the same area were rendered homeless after fire swept through their wooden structures.

The Ashanti Regional NADMO boss, Kwabena Nsenkyire on his part indicated that NADMO will help the victims to ensure that they are given a place to stay and prepare the place for them.

KMA Boss, Osei Assibey Antwi also explained measures that need to be put in place to ensure that the area is not affected by fire again.

Ghana| Atinkaonline.com