Fire guts 2 halls of residence in Accra Academy; students displaced

Fire guts 2 halls of residence in Accra Academy; students displaced

Information reaching indicates that certain parts of the Accra Academy school located at Bubiashie in Accra is in flames.

It is unclear what might have caused the fire.

According to an eye witness who spoke to Citi News, there were no casualties recorded as students were at prep as of the time the fire started at around 7pm today, Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

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“Around 8pm I saw the flames and it looked very serious, it appeared to be at the area where a new dormitory is being constructed. The students were at preps as of the time of the flames, I did not see of them get hurt by the fire.” the eyewitness said.

However, personal effects of students residing in the two halls have all been consumed by the fire.

According to the school authorities, the affected students would have to spend the night at other halls in the school until tomorrow when authorities are expected to make a special arrangement for them.

Eyewitnesses revealed that rather late arrival of the Ghana Fire Service proved unsuccessful leading to the burning of the two halls which are attached to each other.

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In other news, a gas explosion at Ablekuma, a suburb of Accra, has claimed the lives of a police officer and that of three children.

The incident is said to have happened on the first Sunday of the year, January 5, 2020, while she was cooking for her family.

The deceased policewoman has been identified as Inspector Kata Abban while her children were identified as; 21-year-old Emmanuel Agyei, 11-year-old Joyce Abban and nine-year-old Ebenezer Abban.

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