Over 40 people escaped unhurt after a storey building partially collapsed at Bubiashie in Accra.
The building which collapsed on Wednesday has now been cordoned off by the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).
Anita Desooso, the deputy NADMO coordinator, who confirmed the incident to Citi News, said, “it happened yesterday in the afternoon around 3 pm.”
“ It was due to mismanagement and poor maintenance of the structure , I learnt that it was only yesterday that they(the occupants) went to inform the landlady about the problems they had with the structure but unfortunately the building collapsed in the afternoon,” she explained.
When asked the whereabouts of the families that occupied the building, she said they were lodging with other family members.
Madam Desooso also told Citi News they were waiting for the structural engineers to complete their investigations before they (NADMO) proceed to pull down the building, because “it is not safe to live in such a building”.
By: Raymond Acquah/Citifmonline.com/Ghana