Traders at Kumas Central Market are counting their losses after a fire consumed shops in the market.
Over twenty shops were destroyed by fire at the Kumasi Central Market.
The fire which started around 7:00 pm on Sunday, April 18, 2021, spread through shops operated by cobblers at the market.
The cause of the fire is not yet known. Firefighters spent hours trying to bring the situation under control.
Persons whose shops were located close to the section of the market which caught fire rushed to the scene to salvage their belongings
Speaking in an interview with Pure FM’s Osei Kwadwo monitored by Ghtimesonline.com, some of the victims said “We have lost all our capital through the fire. The fire came as a surprise because it was raining when the fire started”.
It took the intervention of personnel from the Fire Service to prevent the fire to transfer to other shops.