Building under construction caves in; one feared trapped in rubble

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A one-storey building under construction at North Industrial Area, Kaneshie, a suburb of Accra, has collapsed, with one person feared trapped under the debris on Saturday.

An unspecified number of construction workers who were in the building before the collapse sustained various degrees of injury.

There were at least 20 labourers working on the uncompleted structure before it caved in, Joy News’ Fred Smith reports.

Three of the injured, have been rushed to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment.

Police and personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) have arrived at the scene to investigate the cause of the collapse. The Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has also been at the scene. Personnel from the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), are helping with ongoing rescue efforts.

 

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