PHOTOS/VIDEO: Coconut Grove Hotel, GN Bank and 2 TV stations on fire

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The GN Bank owned by businessman cum politician Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has been caught up in fire as helpless fire personnel struggle to fight it.

The fire according to eye witnesses started from the Business Television Africa (BTA) before spreading to the bank and part of the Three Star Coconut Grove Regency Hotel which shared the same compound with the television station. Another TV station owned by the Groupe Nduom, ATV (Amasan Televsion) close to the Ghana Immigration Service near the Ako Adjei Interchange in Accra has also been affected. Everybody has been evacuated from the premises as the fire still rages as at 6:30pm Saturday.

About 10 fire fighting engines have been deployed to the scene as they move in and out to refill to ensure that there is enough tenders to douse the fire,  the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, Prince Billy Anaglatey told journalists. He said the fire personnel have so far been able to protect other apartments and buildings to reduce impact of the outbreak as the fire threatens to spread.

Most of the structures are made of wood which explains how fast the fire was able to spread, Mr. Anaglatey observed. It is too early to determine the cause of the fire, he said.

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