Two burnt to death at Obuasi
From Albert Nana Asante, Obuasi
TEARS AND SORROW were the order of the day when two children got burnt on Monday night, following a fire outbreak at Bogobiri, a suburb of Obuasi.
The two victims have been identified as Philip Amoafo Frimpong, 12, and Gabriel Owusu Frimpong, 8, both pupils of Holy Child Preparatory School.
The cause of the fire, which started around 9:00 p.m., was not immediately known, but eyewitnesses linked it to intermittent power fluctuations.
It took firefighters from Anglo Gold Ashanti (AGA) and the Obuasi office of the Ghana National Fire Service over two hours to stop the fire from extending to nearby structures.
The charred bodies have since been deposited at the Obuasi Government Hospital.
DSP Matthew Asante, Obuasi Municipal Commander of Police, who confirmed te story in a telephone interview with The Chronicle, said the children were in the care of a house help when the incident happened.
The house help, Victoria Addo, a chemical seller, in an interview, explained that she had left home around 5:00 p.m. on that fateful day for work, only to be informed of the disaster.
The parents of the victims, who were out of town at the time of the disaster, Richard Owusu Frimpong and Felicia Frimpong, are currently assisting the police in their investigations.
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