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Tragic fire claims two young lives in Akyem Oda, mother fights for survival

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A devastating fire in Akyem Oda, Eastern Region, has claimed the lives of two young children, Clement Agyei (6) and Desmond Agyei (4), while their mother battles for survival.

The fire engulfed their three-bedroom home on May 12, 2024, causing immense loss of property and heartbreaking tragedy.

The blaze, suspected to be caused by an electrical fault, trapped the family in a locked room.

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Despite heroic efforts from neighbors who rescued the mother and another child, they couldn’t reach Clement and Desmond in time.

Witnesses described the chaotic scene as the fire rapidly spread, leaving the family homeless and grieving.

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Auntie Portia Effah, speaking on behalf of the family, pleaded for support during this difficult time, highlighting the immense loss they’ve suffered.

“We beg for support. Times are hard. We have lost our building, our children, and all our belongings. A little support would be appreciated,” pleaded Auntie Portia Effah.

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Efforts by the Ghana National Fire Service arrived too late to save the children, underlining the urgent need for fire safety awareness and swift emergency response.

The community mourns the loss of these young lives and rallies together to assist the devastated family in their recovery.

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