A 13-year-old boy in the early hours of today (Friday, January 22, 2020) met his untimely death when an electronic shop he was sleeping in caught fire and burnt him to death at Buipe, the capital of the Central Gonja District in the Savannah Region.
The deceased whose body was burnt beyond recognition has been identified as Ibrahim Musah, by personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) at Buipe who attended to the fire.
The Savannah Regional Fire Commander, Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO), Mr Kwasi Baffour Awuah who confirmed the incident to Graphic Online said the fire incident occurred at about 4 am this dawn.
He said the structure in which the boy was sleeping when it caught the fire was located near the Buipe bridge over the Black Volta.
ACFO, Mr Baffour-Awuah said the charred body of the boy has since been released to his family for burial this morning in accordance with Islamic customs and tradition.
Source: Graphic Online