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NewsFirefighters run for their lives after being attacked by Konongo-Odumasi residents


Firefighters run for their lives after being attacked by Konongo-Odumasi residents

Officers of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) had to discontinue their efforts to battle a fierce blaze at Pra Junction over the weekend when a group of individuals attacked them.

On Saturday, February 10, 2024, the Konongo-Odumasi Fire Station received a distress fire call reporting another outbreak near Stellex Pharmacy in Konongo.

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Rushing to the scene after containing the initial fire at Pra Junction, the crew faced hostility from the public upon arrival, resulting in damage to their borrowed fire engine.

According to the GNFS, the irate crowd never allowed its officers to perform their lawful duty at the fire scene.

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To protect their lives, the duty officer in charge directed the rescue team to return to base.

Meanwhile, a formal complaint has been lodged with the Konongo Police Department for investigation and action.

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This follows a disturbing incident at the O.A. Travel and Tours terminal at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle (Avenor) where unidentified individuals, incensed by the alleged delay in the Fire Service’s response to a fire emergency, resorted to pelting the fire tenders with stones.

It took the intervention of the police service to restore calm and allow the firefighters to get to work.

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