Raging fire consumes Nkrumah Circle market

Raging fire consumes Nkrumah Circle market
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | GN
Date: 16-01-2019 Time: 09:01:49:pm
The fire started around 8 pm Wednesday

A raging fire broke out Wednesday evening at the Odawna Market at the sprawling Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.

The fire started around 8 pm and destroyed shops and other properties.

It took firefighters at least one-hour to bring the flames under control.

Wednesday evening’s fire comes barely 24 hours after fire and explosions hit the armoury belonging to the Ghana Armed Forces at Michel Camp Barracks in Tema also in the Greater Accra Region.

This is not the first time the Odawna Market has witnessed a destructive fire.

Odawna Odorna fire 2019

Photo: Personnel of the Ghana Fire Service used four fire tenders to bring the fire under control.

A similar incident at the market in 2013 destroyed numerous stalls.

Related: Makola market gutted by fire on Christmas Day

Authorities cite people sleeping and cooking in the market for the fires.

No fatalities were recorded in Wednesday’s fire, however, the destruction caused to traders’ wares run into thousands of Ghana cedis.

Odawna Odorna fire 2019

An official of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Richard Mensah, told Joy News’ Joseph Opoku Gakpo that at least 85 shops have been destroyed.

Watch pictures from the scene of the fire in the Facebook feed below.

The cause of Wednesday's fire is not immediately known.

Odawna Odorna fire 2019


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