15 houses gutted by fire in Osu, 100 people displaced

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A household at Osu, opposite the former SIC Club House, was on Thursday dawn gutted by fire, leading to the complete destruction of over 15 houses, displacing 100 people.

There was no casualty.

Mr. Francis Tamakloe, one of the victims told Ghana News Agency that the fire started at 2:30am and after some 15 minutes, they called the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS).

Mr. Tamakloe alleged the delay led to the escalation of the fire to other apartments and called on the government, the National Disaster Management Organisation, and philanthropists to come to their aid.


The GNA observed that all 15 houses were razed with several items charred beyond salvage.

Some of the destroyed items include clothes, furniture, household appliances, and kitchenware.

He said the GNFS delayed operations for over 15 minutes for the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to switch off power in the area.

Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, Member of Parliament for Klottey-Korle Constituency visited the victims and donated relief items, including second-hand clothing, mosquito nets, mosquito coils, bleach, buckets, and cups to them.

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