Fire guts Tema Medical Stores (photos)

BY: Graphic.com.gh

The Central Medical Stores in Tema, a depot for medical supplies in Ghana, is on fire.

Graphic Online correspondent Benjamin Xornam Glover reports that the fire started at about 9am.

Fire personnel and security personnel are already at the scene to fight the raging fire and to keep order.

Located at the Tema Heavy Industrial Area, the medical stores is a big drug storage and distribution outlet belonging to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

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According to our correspondent, more than four fire tenders are at the scene battling the fire.

The Chief Fire Officer, Albert Brown Gaisie is at the scene.

The Fire fighters according to our correspondent were having challenges with access to hydrants.

Police personnel led by the Regional Police Commander, DCOP Beatrice Sanziri are controlling the crowd to prevent looting.

Meanwhile some members of staff were racing up and down in an attempt to salvage documents and some other items.