Fire kills family of three at Santasi (photos)

Fire kills family of three at Santasi (photos)

A building fire has killed three people at Santasi in the Ashanti Region.

Fire kills family of three at Santasi (photos)

The burnt building

The three were burnt to ashes, according to a report by citifmonline.com.

The fire is said to have started from the kitchen of the building at about 1:30am on Friday.

The report identified the deceased as  Akos, 49, Lydia, 17, and Abena, 20.

Fire kills family of three at Santasi (photos)

A similar devastating fire killed six people at a home in Mampong in the Ashanti Region two weeks ago.

The victims included a pastor, his four daughters and a friend who was visiting the family.

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The Mampong police said they suspected that the fire was caused by a gas leakage in the house. But the wife of one of the victims, who had travelled for a funeral when the accident occurred, said a gas leak could not have been responsible because their gas had run out.

Earlier in May, a fire outbreak at a house in Nkwanta in the Volta Region claimed the lives of three children.

It was said to have been fueled by gallons of pre-mix fuel stored in the house. Attempts by security officials and bystanders to rescue the children who were trapped in the house proving futile.

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