Techiman Central Market gutted by fire; traders lose shops

Techiman Central Market gutted by fire; traders lose shops

- Techiman market has had some parts of it gutted by fire

- The fire is believed to have started on Saturday, February 29, 2020

- It lasted for over four hours until it was finally doused by fire experts

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicated that some shops and stalls in the popular Techiman Central Market in the Bono East Region have been razed down by fire.

According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on citinewsroom.com, the fire is believed to have ravaged shops and stalls belonging to traders and destroyed goods worth thousands of Ghana cedis.

The fire incident which occurred on Saturday, February 29,2020, per eyewitness reports, lasted for about four hours.

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The Bono East Regional Fire Commander, DO1 George Annim Frimpong, indicated an interview that his outfit was alerted of the fire around 3:15 PM.

Fire personnel at the Techiman Fire Station, required the help of fire tenders from neighbouring Municipalities to bring the fire under control.

“I came here [to the scene of the fire] from home and I realised that they alone cannot [fight the fire] so I then invited Kintampo fire station and Nkoranza fire station to also join.”

So those at Tuobodom after they were done [fighting their fire of their own], they also joined. So, in fact, we were having three fire tenders here on the grounds and the fire was also spreading so it was a tough task. However due to one or two technicalities, we were able to bring the fire under control,” DO1 George Annim Frimpong recounted.

Investigations are yet to conducted by the fire service to ascertain the cause of the fire. The extent of damage is also not yet known.

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In the same Bono Region, some residents at the Mensahkrom in the Wenchi Municipality were rendered homeless after some 15 houses were gutted by fire.

The cause of that fire is also not yet known.

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Excerpts from the lyrics had it that Sarkodie was always lying to Ghanaians and was always claiming the glory of upcoming artistes who have made it by claiming he (Sarkodie) helped them.

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