Homes of 500 people at Dagomba Line in A/R destroyed by fire amid COVID-19 lockdown

Homes of 500 people at Dagomba Line in A/R destroyed by fire amid COVID-19 lockdown

- More than 500 slum dwellers at Dagomba Line in Ashanti Region have been rendered homeless by fire

- This comes for the wrong time for the dwellers as the lockdown announced by Nana Addo takes effect in less than 48 hours

- Just a month ago, a similar incident happened, leaving about 13,000 people homeless

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Over 500 slum dwellers at Dagomba Line in Ashanti Region have been rendered homeless as fire has ravaged their wooden houses in these times of COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown.

A report gathered by Citinewsroom.com indicates that Francis Darko-Kono, Ashanti Regional Operations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service attributed to a possible electrical fault

This has happened less than 48 hours to the lockdown exercise that has been declared by president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to take effect from Monday, March 30.

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Some of the residents who spoke about the extent of the destruction the fire has caused to them could not find words enough to explain how massive it is.

“I have lost all our money. My wife’s money from her business has also been gutted after she left for the market. She came back and she didn’t find anything," said one of them.

Another one indicated, “I can’t say all that has been lost. If I say I want to talk about the money, I will be a liar. We are about 100 people in this shop”.

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Just a month earlier, a similar incident happened at the same spot, rendering about 13,000 people homeless.

In other news, the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians in his address to the nation on March 27, 2020, that importation of COVID-19 has stopped.

Indeed, after the spike in coronavirus cases in Ghana that were recorded among new persons who returned to Ghana from different countries and were put in quarantine, no other imported case of COVID-19 has been reported.

It would be recalled that by the morning of March 26, 2020, the total number of cases of the deadly coronavirus increased drastically to 132 as 78 cases in total were confirmed among people in mandatory quarantine after returning to Ghana.

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