Massive fire guts the Evangelical Assemblies of God Church in Ho Ahoe (photo, video)

Massive fire guts the Evangelical Assemblies of God Church in Ho Ahoe (photo, video)

- Massive fire has engulfed the Evangelical Assemblies of God Church in Ho Ahoe of the Volta Region

- Some youth of the Church were conducting a Facebook live service on the premises when the fire started.

- Eyewitnesses say they saw an airconditioner affixed to the office of the senior pastors on fire a few minutes before 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

- A video and photo of the fire ravaging the church building has surfaced online

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The Evangelical Assemblies of God Church in Ho Ahoe of the Volta Region has been engulfed in fire.

The fire started around 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

According to reports, some youth of the church were conducting a Facebook live service on the premises when the fire began.

The youth said they smelled smoke in the chapel but were unsure of what it was until they were prompted by the security to leave the chapel.

Fire fighters have responded to distress calls and have been captured battling the fire to contain the blaze as the team tried to salvage the remains of the church.

According to some eyewitnesses, they saw an airconditioner affixed to the office of the senior pastors on fire a few minutes before 7:00 pm.

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They said they called the Fire Service immediately and after about 15 minutes, the firefighters arrived with a fire tender but had a tough time battling the blaze.

Together with the support of some youth of Ho Ahoe, the firemen eventually managed to contain the fire until two additional fire tenders arrived.

A number of offices attached to the church building were greatly damaged by the fire.

Youth who were at the scene, however, helped to remove some chairs and sounds systems from the chapel before the fire could destroy anything there.

The Senior Pastor of the Church, Godson K. Bodza who was recently posted there said, ''The Church of God will bounce back with a super magnificent structure to the glory of God.''

He urged calm amongst the congregants and concerned youth who gathered at the church premise.

Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that the Ministry of Health has confirmed that the total number of recorded cases for COVID-19 is now 195 as of April 1, 2020.

Also, the Ghana Health Service confirmed that another COVID-19 patient had recovered from the disease.

This brings the total number of recoveries to three.

In other news, a video has surfaced of some nurses reported to be workers at a New York health facility praying.

The footage shows the nurses on their knees while praying to seek God's intervention against the dreaded coronavirus.

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