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General News of Friday, 2 November 2012

Source: GNA

Fire outbreak renders twenty-three people homeless at East Tanokrom

Twenty-three people were rendered homeless when fire gutted their building at East Tanokrom in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region on Thursday.

The Western Regional Manager for the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr Japheth Baidoo confirmed the tragic incident to the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Takoradi.

He said the cause of the fire is not known saying the blazing fire started from a wooden structure near a storey building containing 13 rooms and 23 occupants around 1200 hours early Thursday morning

Mr. Baidoo said by the time the fire was brought under control, all the property in the rooms were destroyed but no casualty was recorded..

He said the regional office of NADMO had found a temporary accommodation for the victims in a mosque in the vicinity and provided them with relief items.

The regional NADMO Boss said the victims were provided with polymers, blankets, mattresses, bags of rice and cooking oil.

He added that the regional secretariat had petitioned the national headquarters of NADMO to support them with more relief items to support the victims.

Mr. Baidoo appealed to the general public to be careful with how we handle fire since we are in a dry season and fire could quickly spread.

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