By Erica Apeatua Addo, GNA
Nzemaline (W/R), April 12, GNA – A four- year -old boy, whose parents left him alone in a three room apartment, has been burnt to death.
The deceased, Abdul Waddel, allegedly saw smoke in the room he was occupying and attempted to leave, but the door was locked.
The unfortunate incident happened at Nzemaline, a suburb of Tarkwa, in the Western Region.
Reverend Father Michael Nunoo, the Divisional Fire Officer, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said on April 3 around 09:30 hours they received a distress call that a building opposite the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority office in Tarkwa was on fire.
He said the fire officers on duty responded promptly and rushed to the house to save life and properties and whiles combating the fire to prevent it from escalating to nearby houses, they were informed that Abdul had been trapped in one of the rooms.
Reverend Father Nunoo said when the officers attempted to rescue the boy, the building collapsed and everything in the house including the deceased were hurriedly consumed by the fire.
He said the body has been deposited at the Tarkwa government morgue for autopsy.
Reverend Father Nunoo said the immediate cause of the fire is yet to be established by the Ghana National Fire Service.