Ashanti Region: Pregnant mother, kids, husband burnt to death in fire accident

The incident, reports stated occurred at Manso Aponoapon in the Amansie South District in the Ashanti Region on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at about 11:30 pm.

The pregnant mother has been identified as Esther Kobina and the husband identified as Kofi Owusu.

The pregnant woman and the family perished in the fire disaster in an apartment complex housing eight people.

They were said to have died from burns and suffocation from the fire. According to the Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) for the area, Edward Oduro Nsiah, eight people were in the house but four were able to escape during the fire outbreak.

He said the entire eight-room apartment was burnt to ashes.

The cause of the fire is not yet known but the Ghana National Fire Service has commenced investigations into the disaster.

The four survivors have been admitted to the St. Martins Hospital at Agroyesum.

The bodies of the deceased have also been deposited at the same hospital morgue.