Police begin investigations into collapsed building

ASP Efia Tenge

The Police have begun formal investigations into the collapse of a restaurant under construction in Cantonments, a suburb of Accra on Saturday.

The incident resulted in the death of one person and twelve others sustained various degrees of injury.

Collapsed building at Cantonments

It took a rescue team drawn from the Ghana Police Service, the Military, the National Disaster Management Organization and the Ghana National Fire Service about 12 hours to pull out the body of a carpenter who was trapped under the debris. The Public Relations Officer of the Accra Police Command, ASP Effia Tenge told Citi News they were “thirteen in all and one unfortunately found himself under the rubble, the twelve were rescued sent to the hospital then nine of them treated and discharged.”

“Normally in a rescue operation like this our major objective is to rescue the people who are under the rubble, so immediately when we rushed here that is what we did,” she added.

Meanwhile, one of the workers [name withheld] in narrating their ordeal to Citi News said, “We were at the top, one of the carpenters was down there… then suddenly the building collapsed and we fell down. I was hurt at my knee and bruises on my elbow but the carpenter who was down there died.”

“We have been building the project for the past one year now. The building is a Lebanese restaurant. I have been working here for the past three months. It was only yesterday that we worked at night, and that happened”.

source : citifmonline.com