Ghanaians weep as obituary of pastor who lost wife and kids in fire pops up

Ghanaians weep as obituary of pastor who lost wife and kids in fire pops up

- Ebenezer Ato Kessie, a pastor with SDA Church lost his wife and three-week-old baby and other family members in a fire outbreak

- The funeral poster for their burial has been released and Ghanaians are heartbroken

- The burial is taking place on Sunday, August 26, 2018

YEN.com.gh reported earlier the story of a Seventh-Day Adventist pastor, Ebenezer Ato Kessie, losing his family in a fire outbreak.

His wife, Linda Kessie, and their three-week old baby boy who had just been named Jason, died painfully in the fire outbreak which happened in Dansoman, a suburb of Accra.

The mother and son were not the only people who died but also his mother-in-law, who had come to stay with them in order to cater for the new born baby.

Pastor Kessie with his wife and older son. Photo credit: Kessie's Facebook page

Pastor Kessie with his wife and older son. Photo credit: Kessie's Facebook page

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The sad incident reportedly occurred the night of Sunday, August 19, 2018, in their home.

Their burial, according to funeral poster sighted by YEN.com.gh will take place on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

They will be buried at the Gbawe cemetary.

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In all, five people died, and they were: the 31-year-old wife, Mrs. Linda Kessie, her mother, Grace Ampah aged 65, her 3-week-old baby Jason Kessie, Jaiden Kesse aged 5, and Precious Pokuah aged 9.

According to a news report monitored by YEN.com.gh on GHONE, the pastor was out as at the time the incident occurred.

Eyewitness narrates that, in that night, shouts and screams were heard coming from the pastor’s room of the wife and other occupants asking for help.

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According to the eyewitness, some young men of the area rushed to the scene and tried forcing their way in but they were not successful.

This was because they were burglar proofs all over and so they found it hard to get into the building.

Consequently, the shouts died down indicating that the occupants had burnt to ashes even before the fire service appeared on the scene.

The funeral has triggered emotions on social media.

Ernestina remarked that it the death was so painful

Nana was short of words.

Amram decried the tragic situation.

YEN.com.gh sends its deep condolences to the bereaved family.

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