Building collapses at Cantonments (PHOTOS)

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A collapsed building at Cantonments in the Greater Accra region has left twelve people critically injured and one person still trapped under the rubble.

A combined team from the Ghana Police and the Ghana National Fire Service are currently working to rescue the last person from the debris.

Speaking to Citi News the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Police Command ASP Effia Tenge said preliminary investigations suggest that the building was a restaurant under construction, adding that security officials are working to rescue the last person believed to be trapped in the rubble.According to ASP Tenge, the building collapsed around 11:30pm last night when the victims were working at the site.

“Yesterday around 11:30pm the police had information that there was a collapsed building around Akai House so immediately the police dispatched men to the scene,” she stated.

She added that twelve persons were immediately sent to the Police Hospital and the 37 military hospital respectively for treatment “but six of them have been treated and discharged”.

ASP Tenge said investigations are still ongoing to ascertain the cause of the incident.

 

By: Franklin Badu Jnr

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