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Massive blaze sweeps through Opera Square building

Fire has ravaged a Home Appliances shop at Opera Square in Accra, opposite Melcom in the Central Bussiness District.

Items such as bags, shoes, and other home appliances have been burnt to ashes.

The blaze raged on for hours and destroyed properties at both the GT Bank and the Bank of Africa branches close to the building near Melcom at Makola.

At least 5 fire tenders were on scene, according to EIB News’ Godwin Asediba, as GNFS officers rigorously fight hard to douse the blaze.

Meanwhile, one of the affected banks in the enclave, GT bank has announced to workers and customers that the GTBank Opera Square branch will be closed effective Tuesday until further notice due to the fire.

“There has been a fire outbreak in some parts of the Greater Accra Central Business District, specifically the Opera Square market enclave. The GTBank Opera Square branch resides in this same location, directly opposite Melcom Shopping Centre and was partially affected by the fire outbreak.

“All staff and customers in the branch at the time of the incident are safe and well. To enable us restore the branch to a great state for effective operations, we wish to inform you that the Opera Square branch will be closed until further notice. You will be duly notified when operations resume.”

Source: Ghana/Kasapafmonline.com

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