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Kumasi Central Market suffers another late night inferno


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Over one hundred stores have been razed to the ground in yet another fire at the Kumasi Central Market.

Goods at the Yam, shea butter, smoked fish and ear rings section of the market were lost to the blaze.

Fire personnel had a hard time battling the late night inferno that spread fast through the market.

Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor says the fire started around 9pm Wednesday at a section of the market called Bode.

”Fire personnel are trying to bring the fire under control while some traders try to salvage what they can amidst wails from those who can’t,” Erastus said.

Erastus says although the fire has been brought under control,  fire fighters have cordoned off parts of the market to enable them put off some of the dying embers.

Traders arriving at the market Thursday morning have, however, been pushing through to get to their stores creating pandemonium.

Erastus says more security men would be required to control the affected traders pushing through the soot and heat to their shops.

Security men on watch say the fire started at one of the shops at the market.

Thousands of live birds have been burnt to ashes while hundreds of shops have been razed by the fire.

The central market has been hit countless times by similar fire incidents.

Two months ago, parts of the market were engulfed by fire and destroyed several shops and properties.