A large fire involving hundreds of stalls has broken out at the Odawna Market at Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra, Ghana

According to eyewitnesses, the blaze which broke out Wednesday dawn was still raging in the early hours of the day.

Dramatic images shared on social media showed smoke and flames billowing across the city’s skyline as personnel of the fire service got on the scene with their fire engines to tackle the inferno.