Parts of the Kantamanto market in Accra have been destroyed by fire.

The incident on Tuesday morning destroyed many goods and shops worth thousands of cedis.

Fire destroys shops at Kantamanto market

It is not clear yet what started the inferno.

The fire has already engulfed more than 200 shops in the area.

Fire destroys shops at Kantamanto market

Eyewitnesses say initial efforts by the Ghana National Fire Service to douse it did not yield the desired results as they ran out of water in the process.

Fire destroys shops at Kantamanto market

Some personnel are still at the scene doing their best to halt the blaze.

Fire destroys shops at Kantamanto market

Over seven fire tenders are said to have been dispatched with two more expected to join soon.

Fire destroys shops at Kantamanto market

Other vendors stood by helpless as their wares burned on, waiting for the appropriate time to count their losses.

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Fire destroys shops at Kantamanto market
Fire destroys shops at Kantamanto market
Fire destroys shops at Kantamanto market
Fire destroys shops at Kantamanto market
Fire destroys shops at Kantamanto market

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