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Two separate fire incidents in the Ashanti Region resulted in the death of an 18-year-old boy, and a middle-aged woman is also fighting for her life.

The incidents occurred on Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6, 2022.

The boy’s body has been left at the morgue for an autopsy by the Ashanti Regional Police, while the woman is receiving treatment at the Ankaase Methodist Hospital.

The boy was reportedly trapped while attempting to salvage some properties.

The woman (name unknown) was said to be asleep when the fire started on Friday morning around 1:30 am at Ahenkro in the Afigya Kwabre South district of the region.

As residents in the five bedroom house ran for their lives, the woman was completely forgotten.

Minutes later, she was heard screaming for help but none could go back to rescue her.

She, however, managed to go through the blaze but was badly burnt. She was quickly rushed to the Ankaase Methodist Hospital within the district where she was admitted.

The Fire Service, however, managed to douse the fire within an hour-and-a-half.

Second incident

And barely 24 hours later on Saturday around 2pm, Kronum in the Suame Municipal also suffered a similar fate.

According to the regional PRO of the Fire Service, Divisional Officer 3 Peter Addai, the fire started from a nearby 10-bedroom plastic recycling manufacturing firm, spread to adjoining houses, razing them down.

According to him, the 18-year-old boy who was trapped was found Sunday morning, adding that his body had been sent to the morgue by the police.

According to DO3 Peter Addai, the fire team arrived on the scene at 3:51 pm and managed to douse the fire around 10:04 pm.

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