There was a fire outbreak at the new Kejetia Market in Kumasi. The inferno gutted parts of the Ashanti regional facility on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Officials from the Ghana National Service (GNFS) were at the scene doing their best to douse the fire.
It is yet unclear what triggered the outbreak. Traders affected by the incident are wailing while they try to salvage as many items as they can. The part of the market which is under fire is known as ‘Dubai’ where items such as car tires are sold.
A young lady is also reported to have jumped from a building to save her life. Some of the victims who collapsed due to the smoke were carried to health facilities nearby.