Couple burnt to death in their sleep at Asokwa

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A couple has been reported dead at Gyinase in the Asokwa Municipality of the Ashanti Region after fire gutted a structure housing them.

The deceased, Godfred Afenyo a 57-year-old electrician and Happy Danso, a 42-year-old petty trader, were sleeping in the wooden structure when the incident occurred at about 12 am on Friday.

According to the eldest son of the deceased, Kingsley Asante, he received the sad news through a phone call that was placed to him.

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“It was late in the night when I received a call from a friend. I decided not to answer, but the call came in several times, so I answered. When I picked, my friend broke the news to me. I took it as a dream because it was weird news. In my doubt, I received another call from my younger brother confirming my friend’s report.”

“I told a friend that seeing my father this way is a bad omen. Here we are with this news, it is very unfortunate and unexpected” he said in the report filed by Citi news.

The Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, D.O III Peter Addai who spoke concerning the incident noted that his outfit is investigating it.

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“Last night we received a distress call around 12:10 am in the municipality. On reaching here, we saw that the fire had engulfed the whole wooden structure, which had a couple in it. They had all burnt by the time we arrived. We are still investigating.”

Meanwhile, the bodies of the deceased have been conveyed to the morgue.

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