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Kumasi: Police officer and family dead in fire outbreak

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A police officer with the anti-robbery unit of the Ashanti Regional Police Command has been burnt to death in a fire that gutted the police barracks where he lived with his family.

According to reports, the officer died together with his wife, and child.

The Assembly Member for the Apromase/Asawase Electoral area, Ernest Kwarteng who confirmed the news said they are waiting for investigations into the cause of the fire outbreak.

“According to eyewitnesses, the fire swept through one of the rooms where the officer, his wife and daughter were,” he said.

“The police came in but we are waiting for the experts to come in to tell us what exactly happened”, he said.

Meanwhile, the bodies have been deposited at the morgue.

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