Robert Assan Donkoh, the Headteacher of Gomoa Budumburam D/A Basic School, his wife and five children were killed in a house fire in Big Apple, a neighborhood of Gomoa Buduburam in the Central Region, on Saturday morning.
The cause of the fire remains unknown. A four-month-old newborn girl was among the victims.
Isaiah Bentley, an eye witness who attempted to save the deceased, told EIB Network Central Regional Correspondent Yaw Boagyan that he heard the family screaming for help but that due to the nature of the building and how congested the area is, he and others around him found it difficult to rescue them.
The Ghana National Fire Service was alerted, but by the time officers arrived, the family had already been destroyed by the fire, leaving their burned carcasses.
While an inquiry is underway, the bodies of the deceased have been deposited at Winneba Trauma and Special Hospital Mortuary.
Meanwhile, Gomoa Buduburam's Assistant Fire Officer in Charge of Operations, ADO2 Patrick Banwa, has urged Ghanaians to put fire alarms in their homes to avoid such fires and deaths.
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