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Fire destroys documents at Ho High Court

Documents and other valuables of a Circuit Court Judge within the Ho High Courts Premises were burnt after a fire outbreak inside the Judge’s chamber. Priscilla Dikro, who occupies the chamber said she was shocked at the Monday morning incident. Eyewitnesses who declined to speak on record said the fire started at midnight, but was quickly doused by the Ghana ...

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Deadly fire hits Azerbaijan health centre

A fire has killed 24 people at a drug rehabilitation centre in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, officials say. Television pictures showed flames leaping through barred windows of a single-storey wooden building. The fire in a ward for bedridden patients was initially caused by an electrical fault in the building, a government statement said. Thirty-one people were rescued during the incident, the ...

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Fire ravages cars, shops at Suame Magazine

Fire ravaged about seven container shops, two cars at a mechanic shop and school feeding foodstuff for students of Nurul Islamic Basic School at Suame Magazine Zone 10, a suburb of Kumasi today [Tuesday]. Victims who had their belongings burnt have began counting their losses. Although the cause of the fire is not immediately known, the victims, mostly artisans had ...

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‘Dome market fire was intentional’ – Ga East MCE alleges

Following the Wednesday evening fire that ravaged parts of the Dome Central Market in Accra, the Municipal Chief Executive for Ga East, Janet Mensah, has said she suspects foul play from some traders who were unhappy with a decision to prevent them from selling on pavements. The fire is the fourth at the Dome Central Market, and the second in ...

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Dome market gutted by fire

The Dome Market in Accra, has been gutted by fire. The Wednesday night fire ravaged a few shops before fire fighters arrived at the scene. Traders and passersby were seen helplessly capturing the devastation on their mobile phones, as they waited for the firefighters. Fire Service personnel from the Ga East District of the Greater Accra Region, were at the ...

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Agogo State College fire displaces over 40 students

Over 40 students of the Agogo State College in the Asante Akyem North District of the Ashanti Region have been displaced after fire gutted one of the dormitories in the school on Friday evening. The incident, which happened around 8:30 pm destroyed the belongings of students, who are mostly first years. The cause of the fire is not yet known, ...

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Passengers escape unscathed as STC bus bursts into flames

An Intercity State Transport Company (STC) Bus was gutted by fire early this [Saturday] morning on the Peki-Kpeve stretch of the Eastern Corridor Road while conveying passengers to Nkwanta. According to eyewitnesses, the bus from Accra reached a spot between Peki and Kpeve when the driver’s dashboard suddenly burst into flames. The fire spread through the vehicle resulting in a stampede ...

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Fire ravages portions of Ho Market [Photos]

Items worth thousands of Cedis were destroyed early Wednesday morning at the Ho Market in the Volta Region, after stores were razed by fire. The fire reportedly started at 5:00 am, and swept through three shops and three warehouses filled with cosmetic and rubber products. Several secondhand clothes meant for sale were also destroyed. The affected traders who are counting ...

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Fire guts motorcycle warehouse in Tamale [Photos]

An inferno has ravaged the warehouse of a Chinese Company, LK, at Rice City in Gumani, a suburb of Tamale. The company deals in all brands of new motorcycles, tricycles and spare parts in Tamale. The Sales Manager, Jack Ke, said about 40 motorcycles and an unspecified quantity of spare parts were burnt. He expressed his sadness about the incident, ...

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NYC’s worst fire for decades kills 12

At least 12 people have been killed and four others critically injured in a fire at an apartment building in the Bronx borough of New York. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the fire was the deadliest in the city for at least 25 years. The victims include a one-year-old child, he added. The cause of the fire, ...

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