Fire has destroyed over 500 wooden structures at Dagombaline in Kumasi.
The fire ravaged the wooden structure serving as shelter for residents of the Dagombaline slum. The cause of the fire is not yet known. Personnel of the fire service have managed to contain the fire from spreading.
The situation has left many of the slum dwellers homeless. According to D.O 3 Ackah Edmound, the Ashanti regional Public relations officer of Ghana National fire service they could have salvaged some of the properties if they had gotten easy access to the premises. The slum area is predominantly occupied by head potters and scrap dealers some of whom were seen trying to salvage properties.
This is not the first time one of the biggest slums in the Ashanti region has been gutted by fire. In March 2020, more than 500 slum dwellers at in the same area were rendered homeless after fire swept through their wooden structures.