By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah
Fire gutted Assin Foso Market in the Assin Central of the central regoin destroying goods worth several million of cedis on early monday.
An eyewitness said,a distress call was made to the Ghana National Fire Service, which responded immediately but spent close to two hours before the situation was brought under control and that had it not been for their quick intervention, the fire would have caused more havoc.
According to him, two children threw fireworks in front of one of the affected stores and the fire started.
He further claimed one of the stores has fireworks in it and therefore, continuous explosion from the said store, started spreading the fire into different parts of the market.
Some of the traders, whose stalls were being razed to the ground, broke down in tears and looked on helplessly.Others whose stalls were not immediately affected attempted to break through the Police/security officers to carting their goods away but were prevented, as the security officers could not identify a trader from a potential thief.
Police presence prevented thieves who usually take advantage of such disasters situations to steal items.
Investigation is ongoing to know the possible cause of the fire.