Breaking news: Odawna Market on fire

Breaking news: Odawna Market on fire

- The Odawna MArket located in Circle, a suburb of Accra is reported to be on fire

- According to eyewitnesses, the inferno started at around 1 am on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

- Firefighters who were phoned arrived at the scene and bemoaned the fact that h=they were called late

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Reports coming in and put together by indicate that the Odawna Market located in Circle in Accra is on fire and the inferno is spreading in the area.

According to reports, the fire started at around 1 am on Wednesday, November 17, 2020.

The raging flames are spreading fast and widely since fire service personnel are unable to enter the market.

Breaking news: Odawna Market on fire
Breaking news: Odawna Market on fire
Source: UGC

The market is believed to be locked up therefore restricting access to the firefighters.

The inferno is believed to be spreading toward the circle station.

As at that time the report was being made, some fire service personnel were already at the scene trying their best possible to quench the raging flames.

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They however indicated that they could not get access into the market since it had been locked by one security man who was on duty the night before.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, Ellis Okoe Robinson, revealed that that the fire service was called late to the Odawna market to quench the inferno.

According to Mr. Robinson, the fire at the market started at about 12 midnight but the fire service was called two hours later.

Speaking to media men present, the fire officer mentioned that, because access routes to the exact spot of the fire, the fire tenders faced difficulties in trying to access it.

He added that a lot of pipes had to be connected n order to reach the point of the fire. This, he said, reduces the pressure that will quench the fire.

According to him, they struggled to enter the market due to the blocked access routes caused by container shops cited at inappropriate points.

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