Abandoned palace collapses; Kills 2

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Two people died on the spot when an abandoned palace collapsed on them after a heavy downpour at Esreso in the Bosomtwe District of Ashanti.

Two others sustained injuries in the incident which occurred around 7:30pm on Thursday.

The four were seeking shelter in a lotto kiosk which had been placed behind the abandoned palace.

The deceased have been identified as Kwadwo Amponsah, alias Santana, 43 and Daniel Kwame Addo, 13, a pupil of Divine Preparatory JHS, while the injured are Isaac Owusu, 33 and Emmanuel.

Emmanuel and Owusu were treated at the Kumasi South Hospital at Atonsu Agogo and have since been discharged.

Isaac Owusu, one of the two who was injured 

Narrating the incident to Graphic Online, Owusu said he and the other two sought refuge in the lotto kiosk when it started raining.

According to him, on entering the kiosk, they met the 13-year-old deceased, Daniel Kwame Addo in there and he explained to them that he was waiting for his father who owned the wooden structure to take money for school.

Owusu said minutes after entering the kiosk, they heard a loud noise only to realise that the old palace behind the kiosk had collapsed on them.

He said he started shouting for help and some young men came to their rescue.

He said after removing the rubble on them they found out that the two had been crushed to death.

Source: graphiconline

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