- Fire fighters have fled for their lives after the residents of Asamankese chased them with stones
- They were chased because they arrived at the scene of the fire long after it had been quenched
- They took refuge at the Asamankese Divisional Police Command
Angry residents of Asamankese in the Eastern region have descended on fire fighters after they delayed in arriving to quench a fire.
The people pelted the fire officers with stones on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, after they failed to help quench the fire at the Asamankese Market.
Eyewitnesses revealed that the irate youth blocked the major roads in the municipality to register their grievances against the fire officers.
Per a report by Dailymailgh.com, some shops, including a cold store and mattress shops, were gutted by fire, leading to loss of huge sums of monies.
The fire officers therefore had to take cover at the Asamankese Divisional Police Command to save their lives.
The Eastern regional police spokesperson, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, explained the fire tender in Asamankese was not functioning, hence the delay.
According to him, the fire had been quenched by the time the officers arrived at the market, and this incensed the residents. However calm has been restored.
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