A 74-year-old man has died after fire razed down a five bedroom house at Aburaso in the Ashanti Region.

The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, has also left five others with serious injuries and several properties in the house reduced to ashes.

The septuagenarian, according to eye witnesses, was entrapped in one of the rooms when the fire commenced resulting in his death.

The deceased, identified as Stephen Dapaah, was a former Ashanti Regional Director of the Audit Service.

The cause of the fire is however unknown.

Meanwhile, the Ghana National Fire Service has launched investigations to ascertain events leading to the fire.

Also, the charred remains of the deceased has been deposited at the morgue of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital with the injured receiving treatment at the same facility.

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