The charred body of a 76-year-old woman has been recovered by the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) after dousing a fire at the Zion Prayer Ministry at Komenda in the Central Region.

Asaase Radio reported that the deceased Ama Mansima was trapped in a fire that razed down a part of the premises of the Zion Prayer Ministry in the small hours of Thursday.

The woman, a congregant of the church housed in the facility could not join the night’s prayer meeting and so was in her room when the fire outbreak occurred.

Some eyewitnesses say they heard a loud cry for help and rushed to the scene only to realise the place was on fire but all efforts to save the woman proved futile.

The body has since been deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for preservation. The cause of the fire outbreak is still not known even though fire service personnel suspect electrical fault.

DOIII Jacob Krakue of the Komenda District Fire Command, who confirmed the incident to Asaase News said the Service received a call reporting the fire incident on the premises of the Zion Prayer Ministry.

Listen to the regional public relations officer of the Fire Service, DOIII Abdul Wasiu Hudu