Video: Fire razes part of Kantamanto market in Accra


A fire has gutted parts of the Kantamanto market in Accra’s central business district.

Kantamanto is Ghana’s biggest second-hand clothes market and it’s right in the heart of the capital, Accra; annexed to Makola Market; the largest point of trade in the city.

The fire reportedly started around 10pm on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, according to Citi News reporter Jonas Nyabor.

“By 10:20pm, the fire had gone out of control and some onlookers run to the nearby fire station to request help”.

The firefighters are currently on the ground to help douse the fire that has so far destroyed many goods including clothes. They have stopped the blaze from spreading and are still trying to quench the blaze.

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It remains unclear what may have started the fire.

A similar incident in that same enclave occurred last month with the Accra central branch of Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) when one of the bank’s offices was razed.

Watch the video below:

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