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Bono Region: Sawmill at Berekum destroyed by fire

On Tuesday, March 5, 2024 a fire devastated an industrial sawmill located in Berekum, Bono Region.

The inferno engulfed the facility, causing the destruction of valuable assets totaling millions of cedis, including sawmill machinery, wood, and both finished and unfinished wooden products.

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Despite efforts by onlookers to extinguish the flames, the intensity of the fire thwarted all attempts.

The timely arrival of the fire service was hindered by unauthorized structures, impeding their firefighting operations.

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The owners of the sawmill, estimating their losses at over GH₵12 million, are now seeking assistance.

The workers, whose livelihoods are affected, are also appealing to the public for support to aid in the restoration of their operations.

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As investigations into the cause of the fire continue, the affected parties await answers while grappling with the significant setback to their business and livelihoods.

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