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Five people trapped in a building engulfed by fire yesterday have been burnt to death.
The sad incident happened in a house at Dansoman Akokofoto, which is near Methodist University in Accra.
The victims were the family members of one Pastor Ato Kessie, the Dansoman District pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA)
The five were three children, including a three-week-old baby, their mother and their grandmother.
The fire started at dawn, but no one was able to get into the building in time to save the inhabitants.
Pastor Ato Kessie, the Dansoman District pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, was not in the house at the time the incident happened.
Pastor Kessie had reportedly gone for a camp meeting, leaving the wife and their two children, together with a third child – a niece of Pastor Ato Kessie – who was in the house with the pastor’s mother-in-law,
Pastor Ato Kessie is also the assistant communication director of the Accra City Conference of the SDA Church and son of retired Conference President, Pastor Anthony Kessie.
The cause of the fire is yet to be identified.
The late Mrs Kessie was a teacher at Valley View University (VVU) basic school.
Source: The Finder