The experienced photographer, took some pictures of the efforts of the locals to douse the fires and recounts his experience on Facebook.
Ghanaian photographer, Emmanuel Bobby Osei, was apparently in the neighbourhood when the Ashfoam Depot at Achimota caught fire.
The experienced photog, took some pictures of the efforts of the locals to douse the fires and recounts his experience on Facebook.
Here's what he wrote;
Was a quick trip to see my friend Emmanuel Amankwah. Just upon my return as I approached the Achimota police station area, we noticed a thick black smoke rising up into the skies. I drove closer and handed over the car to my friend to find a safe place to park whilst I picked up my camera to find out what was happening.
The Ashfoam in Achimota was on fire. As I got closer, I noticed the large crowd who were fighting the blaze with loads sachet water…why? Well apparently they have just called the Fire Brigade and they were not there yet so that was their “first aid” method to quench the fire.
This continued for about five minutes with “floods” of sachet water flying like missiles into the fire, which was not yielding any results. Strangely, when the fire service tender arrived, they started pelting the truck with the sachet water, reason being, they were “late” in responding.
Took some Police officers around the fire to restore some sense and allow the firemen to eventually kill of the flames. I am totally proud of the fire service and the police men around the Achimota Shell who brought in sanity to quite a sad and chaotic situation.
We as a people, we need education in how we react to certain situations. In the communal service spirit of trying to help, we should know what the fine lines are and not attack folks like the Police and fire service personal unnecessarily when they try to help in desperate situations…albeit being “late or early” to respond to such.
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