Fire ravages orphanage at Yamah

Several livestock and properties have been destroyed in a fire outbreak that ravaged an orphanage at Yamah, in Walewale, in the West Mamprugu District of the North East Region.

An eyewitness account indicated that foodstuff, laptops, a TV set, livestock, mattresses and other items were destroyed by the fire.

He said that the blaze started on Tuesday between 4: 30 pm and 5: 00 pm when an inmate of the orphanage who was boiling water with a heater, left the premises to attend to other matters.

The eyewitness said “The building houses orphans, and we are sad that we have lost a number of properties. We were unable to salvage anything, and we are so sad,”

Built by a philanthropist, the Yamah Orphanage was meant to support needy children in the community.

The facility serves as residence as well as a recreational centre and houses about 45 orphans. – citinewsroom.com

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