The authorities of Kejetia Market in Kumasi have shut down the facility temporarily after portions were ravaged by a fire outbreak on Wednesday afternoon.
Parts of the first and second floors of the market were burnt down by fire destroying many shops and properties.
Despite the unfortunate incident, the National Disaster Management Organization says there is no record yet of injuries and casualties.
Due to this, the facility has been closed. It is expected to be reopened at midday, according to a statement signed by management. On the occasion, traders affected by the incident wailed while they try to salvage as many items as they can.
Some of the victims who collapsed due to the smoke were carried to health facilities nearby. The part of the market which was under fire is known as ‘Dubai’.
“We are grateful to the Ghana National Fire Service and other emergency services for their swift response in bringing the fire under control. Fortunately, no injuries were recorded. As a result of the incident, the market will be shut down tomorrow, Thursday, March 16, 2023 morning to 12pm” parts of the statement read.