A fire outbreak that hit Kalifonia, a suburb of Bibiani in the Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipality, has taken the life of three children.
The three are aged 11 months, two years and thee and half years.
The mother of the children, one Monica, www.politicoghana.com understands, reported the incident to the Municipal Fire Service after detecting that their television set was in flames.
The children, this web portal is informed, were asleep in the bedroom.
The Municipal Commander of the Fire Service, Joseph Amehere, interacting with journalists said after receiving a complaint from Madam Monica, his men were quickly dispatched to the location of the incident and extinguished the fire.
After executing the task at hand, they were told that three children had been trapped in the inferno.
To Mr. Amehere, as soon as his men managed to open the door to the bedroom, they saw the lifeless bodies of the three children.
He said the Madam Monica could have rescued the children herself before leaving the house to lodge the complaint to the Municipal Fire Service for assistance.
“According to our investigations, she (Monica) saw the fire but decided to go out to call other neighbours to come and help her. At the time, her husband was not there in the room so she was sleeping with these three children on the bed. But she went out to wake up her sister then they started calling her husband to come and assist them to put out the fire. By the time the husband came, the fire had engulfed the whole place so the husband collapsed upon entry and they pulled him out. That was the point we came in and put out the fire”, he explained.
He added “all three children died. She could have done possibly better by bringing out the children”.
The bodies of the children have been deposited at the morgue of the Bibiani government hospital.