An 18-year-old form one student of the Adugyama Senior High School (SHS), Stephen Agyekum, has died in a fire at Kromum-Afrancho in the Afigya Kwabre South District of the Ashanti Region.
The 18-year-old died while attempting to control the spread of the inferno which swept through a plastic factory, with a fire extinguisher.
The teenager was unable to exit the burning building as excessive heat and smoke blocked him.
According to his friend, Joshua Asiedu Boafo Junior, they had managed to remove a gas cylinder from the kitchen to prevent an explosion.
However, their view was blocked by the thick black smoke from the fire.
Although he managed to crawl out of the fire, the 18-year-old lost his way.
Despite attempts by some residents to rescue him, the 18-year-old got trapped in the fire and died.
The fire began from a plastic recycling factory and spread to five houses in the area.
The apartment owner and the factory block were completely burnt in the fire.
The inferno lasted for 10 hours before firefighters were able to totally douse it.
The Breman Fire Service Department called for reinforcement from four other fire departments in Kumasi to help fight the fire.
Investigations have since commenced into the incident.