Kantamanto: Fire Destroys Goods And Shops Running Into Thousands Of Cedis

Kantamanto: Fire Destroys Goods And Shops Running Into Thousands Of Cedis

  • Fire has destroyed goods and shops, running into thousands of cedis at the Kantamanto market
  • The cause of the fire, which is immediately not unknown, affected shops near the railway line
  • Eyewitnesses say the fire has gutted more than 15 shops and left traders helpless

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The Kantamanto market in Accra was razed down by a fire outbreak in the early hours of today [Tuesday], November 29, 2022.

The cause of the inferno, which destroyed goods and shops worth thousands of cedis, is immediately unknown.

Traders at Kantamanto are counting their losses after a fire destroyed goods and shops, running into thousands of cedis
L-R: Some victims of the Kantamanto fire Image credit: @JoyNewsOnTV
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More Than 15 Shops Razed Down In Kantamanto Inferno

According to eyewitnesses, the fire spread through shops at the railway line at the Kantamanto market.

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One of the eyewitnesses, Charles, told Accra-based citinewsroom.com that more than 15 shops had been razed down by the fire.

He said personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service could not quickly douse the blaze and prevent it from spreading after they ran out of water.

However, he added that more Fire Service vehicles had arrived at the scene to try and quench the raging fire.

No casualty has yet been recorded.

Fire guts a portion of the Kaneshie market (Video)

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that a section of the Kaneshie Central Market in Accra reportedly caught fire in the late hours of Saturday, December 19, 2020.

The cause of the fire remained unclear, but some traders suspected foul play and have called on the authorities to investigate the circumstances that caused the latest disaster in the market.

3news.com reports that personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) was at the scene to contain the fire. They are yet to establish the cause of the fire.

Asankragwa Market on fire; goods worth 1000s of cedis lost

In another report, YEN.com.gh published that a fire outbreak at the Asankragwa Main Market in the Amenfi West Municipality of the Western Region razed down four stalls and other properties worth thousands of cedis on Friday night.

The disaster, according to eyewitnesses, was brought under control after two hours by residents.

Some of the eyewitnesses who have been speaking to journalists said the Ghana Fire Service in the Municipality looked on helplessly as the fire razed down the stores due to a broken-down fire tender for the past six months.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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