June 12, 2024 3:14 am

[PHOTOS] Pregnant woman, 37, together with her two sons burnt to death in a suspected arson at Ohwim

A pregnant woman, 37, and her two sons have been burnt to death in a fire on the night of Monday August 15, 2022 at Ohwim in the Bantama sub metro in Kumasi.

The deceased, Philomena Osei and her 7 and 9 year old children couldn’t escape the ravaging fire when it started around 11.30pm.

They got trapped in their 3-bedroom apartment.

Fortunately, one of the siblings, a 14-year-old who was sleeping in a separate room managed to escape unhurt.

“I heard the woman shouting for help. By the time I stepped out I realised the entire building has been engulfed by fire. Together with other residents we called the Fire Service but before they arrived, the three have been burnt to death,” a neighbour, Justina Owusu, told Onuaonline.

The cause of the fire is yet to be establish as investigation has commenced. Meanwhile, some residents, however, suspect arson.

“This is not the first time it’s happening. Someone once set the back of the net of one of the rooms ablaze but it was detected quickly and quenched. So this one appears suspicious because how can two rooms catch fire at the same time,” a tenant, Sampson Mensah questioned.

The Ghana National Fire Service however says it will investigate the matter to its finality.

Source: Onuaonline

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