JUST IN: 11 Year-Old Girl Burnt To Death At Meduma In Ashanti Region
An 11-year-old girl has died after a fire gutted a house at Meduma in the Kwabre East Municipality of the Ashanti Region on Tuesday.
Properties running into thousands of cedis were destroyed in the incident, which happened at about 1:30 pm.
Fire officers, after bringing the situation under control, handed over the body of the girl to the police, which has been deposited at the morgue.
Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, D.O III Peter Addai, who narrated the incident to Citi News, says investigations have commenced to ascertain the cause of the fire.
“Around 1:57pm, we had a distress call that there was a fire in a house at Meduma near Komfo Anokye SHS. We swiftly responded and when we got to the scene, the fire engulfed the whole house and was at its fully developed stage. We managed to put it under control and extinguished it. An 11-year-old girl lost her life as a result of the fire,” he said.
However, the Assembly Member of the area, Hon. George Oppong has confirmed the incident to filasconews.com.
He said the body has been conveyed and handed over to the Mampongteng police for further inquiries before preservation.
Fire service had since begun investigation into the matter.