Fire kills family of seven in Budumburam

Fire swept through a residential property at Big Apple, a suburb of Gomoa Budumburam in the Gomoa East District in the Central Region, killing a family of seven in the process.

Some of the bent bodies being carried out

According to a report by, the incident which occured on Saturday, January 14, left residents in the area devastated.

The deceased are Mr Robert Assan, a headteacher, his wife, and their five children including a four-month-old baby.

According to some of the residents who were at the scene, the fire started around 5:30 am but could not tell what exactly could have triggered the fire which burnt the occupants to death.

Items such as personal effects, stationery, and food items were not spared as they were burnt beyond recognition.


Meanwhile, initial investigations by the National Fire Service indicates that the fire started from the living room before spreading to the other rooms in the apartment.

In an interview with, the officer in charge of operations at the Gomoa Buduburam Station of the GNFS, ADO11 Mr Patrick Bawa, said the entrance of the building was locked at the time of the unfortunate incident.

He noted this made it impossible for good Samaritans who rushed to the scene to save them.


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