Four family members including a pregnant mother have been burnt to death in a fire outbreak at Manso Aponapon in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti Region.

The victims include a 48-year-old Kofi Owusu, his pregnant wife, 32-year-old Esther Kwabena, and his two children, nine-year-old Sarah Owusu and five-year-old Kwadwo Awuah.

According to reports, the fire started at about 11:30 pm on Saturday spread through an eight-bedroom house in which the family resided.

Four other tenants who were in the building but managed to escape are injured and are currently on admission at the hospital.

The immediate cause of the fire is not yet known as fire and police officers in the area are still carrying out investigations.