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Fire kills SDA pastor’s wife, 3 children and mother-in-law at Dansoman

The wife of the Dansoman SDA District pastor, mother-in-law and three children were Sunday burnt to death in a fire outbreak at their home, at Dansoman Akokofoto in Accra.
We gathered that the incident happened between 5 and 6am on Sunday August 19, 2018.

Pastor Ato Kessie, the Dansoman District pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church was not in the house at the time the incident happened.

The above is a video of the incident captured by an eyewitness from afar.

Pastor Kessie had reportedly gone for a camp meeting, leaving the wife and their two children together with a third child – a niece of Pastor Ato Kessie – who was in the house with the pastor’s mother-in-law, Graphic Online gathered.

All five of them were burnt to death in the house which is near the Methodist University.

Pastor Kessie in a pose with the wife and child.

Pastor Ato Kessie, is also the assistant communication director of the Accra City Conference of the SDA Church and son of retired Conference President, Pastor Anthony Kessie.

The cause of the fire is yet to be identified.

The late Mrs. Kessie was a teacher at Valley View University (VVU) basic school.

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