A 76-year-old retired Prophetess, Margaret Amissah, has been burnt to death after fire gutted the Mount Zion Prayer Ministry at Komenda in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem District of the Central Region.
Komenda District Fire officer, DO III Jacob Krakue who confirmed the incident said the Service received a call about the fire incident on the premises of the Zion Prayer Ministry at about 12:00 am Thursday dawn.
He said firefighters got to the scene and immediately prevented the fire from spreading to other rooms, especially the nearby rooms where mattresses were stored.
According to him, preliminary investigations have revealed that the fire started as a result of intermittent power outages in the area. He narrated that the light in the area was off throughout the day and so when the light came back, there was a trigger in the power cables causing the fire outbreak.
He added that the 76-year-old woman was alone in her room when the fire started which also destroyed several properties.
DO III Krakue said his men forced their way into the raging fire to rescue the woman but unfortunately she was dead before his men could rescue her.
The charred body of the prophetess has been deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Morgue while Police investigations have started.