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Emmanuel Akurugu, a 13-year old pupil of the Abrotia M/A Basic School in Kumasi, met his untimely death on Friday when a container shop in which he was sleeping caught fire.

The incident took place at the Asafo fitting shop near the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, and the inferno was said to be so severe that rescue efforts to save the deceased proved futile.

Nana Atakora Koduah, an official of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that it took hell of a time before firefighters could subdue the blazing fire, which started in the early hours of Friday.

The cause of the incident is yet to be identified.

The NADMO official said the body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue for autopsy.

Meanwhile, the Ghana National Fire Service is collaborating with the police to investigate the cause of the fire.


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