A mother and her two children died in their home in Asuoyeboah, Ashanti region, on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, as a result of a domestic fire.
The incident also left one person injured.
Felicia, 48, and her two children, Obed Owusu, 11, and Chritable Owusu, 9, did not survive the wrath of the fire despite residents’ best efforts to save them.
According to an eyewitness who witnessed the incident, “We were taken aback by the intensity of the fire, despite the fact that it was raining at the time. We thought the rain would dampen the blow, but within minutes, the entire 10-bedroom apartment was engulfed in flames, and our efforts to save them were futile. They were all trapped and unable to enter through the window due to the burglar-proof. On the other hand, the man of the house managed to escape because he was in a separate room. He resolved to return and save his family, but he was unsuccessful. Later, he suffered severe burns and was rushed to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment.”
The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the KATH morgue, where they will be autopsied.
In a month, this is the third fatal domestic fire in the Ashanti region, killing seven people.
On August 16, a pregnant woman and her two sons were burned to death in their three-bedroom apartment in Ohwim.
On September 10, a 74-year-old former Audit Service director was found dead in his 5-bedroom house in Aburaso.