– Wife and three children of a Ghanaian pastor were killed in a ghastly fire outbreak – The pastor was absent at the time of the incident – Mother-in-law to the deceased wife was also caught up in the flames A domestic fire breakout has recently claimed several lives in what can be termed a tragic incident. The fire which broke out in the Dansoman, a place in Accra, Ghana had everything to do with the house of Ato Kessie, a Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) pastor. The flames that engulfed his house at about the hours of 5am and 6am took the lives of his wife and his three children. Not only that, his niece and mother-in-law who were also around at the time the event occurred were also charred and rendered dead by the fire. Ato who is the head pastor of the Dansoman District of SDA was coincidentally not in the house when his wife, children and other family members were engulfed by the raging fire.
According to reports gathered, he had gone for a camp meeting related to his ministerial duties. All the family members he left during the course of the journey were all burnt in a fire that also took down the whole building and left it scarred for life. The deceased wife of Ato was a teacher by profession. Before her life was claimed, she worked at the basic school of a tertiary institution called Valley View University (VVU).
Up until now, the cause of the fire that brought down the house and the lives within is not yet known. Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported the news of the recent demolition of the music house of popular Gospel musician Yinka Ayefele by the Oyo state government. Yinka who also owns a radio station premised within the demolished building expressed his grief about the partial destruction of the commercial structure.