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Three die in Kumasi fire incident

Three people were burnt to death Sunday, when fire gutted a six-bedroom apartment at Agric Nzema, a suburb of Kumasi.

A polytechnic graduate known only as Araba, a commercial driver Alex Frimpong and an elderly woman in her seventies, Auntie Grace, the owner of the house were found dead.

Three of the survivors including the pregnant woman are receiving treatment for minor burns.

The cause of the fire is not known but residents attribute it to power fluctuations in the area.

Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor reported the fire started at around 1:00 am with six people trapped inside the house.

A baby and her mother were heard crying and calling out for assistance.

Help came with fire personnel managing to save three lives.

The three bodies were found side-by-side, Erastus added.

The fire personnel have begun investigations into the incident.

Still in Kumasi, another fire outbreak is said to have gutted the SSNIT flats at Asuoyeboah destroying the top floor.

Properties running into thousands of cedis were destroyed.

The latest incident comes in the wake of a GH¢25,000 reward for any person who could give information which will lead to the arrest of suspected arsonists in the country.

The country has been plagued with series of fire outbreaks with markets the most affected.

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