A 23-year-old mother of two is grieving over the death of her children who perished in a fire outbreak in a residential building at Donaso, near Ejisu in the Ashanti Region.

Sarah Ocran and her children are among 15 victims of the blaze which occurred Friday night.

Residents say it took the Ghana National Fire Service personnel two hours to arrive at the scene.

By the time they arrived, the children, a four-year-old and the other 18 months, had already burnt to ashes.

Although the cause of the fire is yet to be determined, eyewitnesses say they heard an explosion from one of the rooms in the building.

According to them, it was followed by flames from the room where the children were sleeping in the absence of their mother.

Madam Ocran, surrounded by sympathizers, confirmed she had left to see a relative nearby when her attention was called to the disaster.

The landlord, Yaw Daniels, said he returned from work to the sight of his house in flames, which consequently claimed lives and his property.

Meanwhile some residents are blaming the late arrival of the fire service on inaccessibility to the town. According to them, the delay in the completion of a bridge project in the neighbourhood makes movement difficult.