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Fire Guts 23-Storey; Claims one Life

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A 56-year-old man has reportedly been burnt to death after fire ravaged a 23-storey building.

The victim, identified as Kwadwo Fordjour, died in the incident which occurred at Asafo YF street in Kumasi of the Ashanti Region.

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Reports indicate the fire, which lasted for more than two hours, started from the deceased person’s room at around midnight on June 17.

The down floor of the building was badly affected with six rooms completely destroyed.

Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Fire Command, DO3 Desmond Ackah after visiting the scene said the incident was caused by a water heater.

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