TRAPPED Police officer burnt to DEATH by FIRE. When the unwelcome fire visited the residence of Constable Stephen Nomah a.k.a Nana Kojo, he was trapped and burnt to death by the fire.
The aged 33 officer who was formerly of Police Guard Duties Unit(GDU) of the Ghana Police Service met his untimely death on that fateful Thursday.
Other occupants within the facility when the fire engulfed the place have been identified as 18-year-old Kwamina Tawiah and Nana Tawiah who is also just 17.
They were all burnt to death beyond recognition. According to the report gathered by My newsGH.Com, three others sustained serious injuries and have been admitted at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital where they are receiving treatment.
Police information indicated that they received information that, a house at Kormantse Kurabadzi in Accra had been raised down by the fire and its occupants burnt beyond recognition after fishermen in the area failed to handle the premix fuel into gallons.
Upon receiving the information men of the Ghana Police were deployed to the scene and upon arrival, found three (3) overcooked male bodies. They also met two seriously burnt men at the scene. The bodies have been sent to the Saltpond Government Hospital for preservation.
Premix Fuel caused the Fire
Premix fuel is the specially prepared fuel used by fishermen for their canoes. It aids their fishing operations and without it in times of shortage, they are handicapped. Properly storing it is becoming an issue of concern.
Information gathered indicates that the Premix fuel was stocked in the house and when it exploded, fire engulfed the house giving the occupants no chance of surviving the blaze. Reports have indicated that the fuel is kept in the house by fishermen and in an attempt to bring some of the Premix Fuel out, it exploded. Information gathered also indicates there was a tenant who had set fire at the time and hence contributed to the fire. That has claimed three lives and left others in critical conditions.