There have been no reported casualties in the incident involving the collapse of the five-storey buildling at Apatrapa in the Ashanti Region.
The building collapsed at about 9:30 am on Sunday morning and there were initials fears from neighbours that people might be trapped under the debris.
[contextly_sidebar id=”K0BEH2EhzXjaUvz45GqEDbf1itRE0PBf”]However, those fears have been allayed as the only occupants were not in the building at the time of the collapse.
Officials from the Abuakwa District police command and the fire service are at the scene and have cordoned off the area.
Residents who spoke to Citi News suggested that the ‘dilapidated’ building’s weak foundation was responsible for the collapse.
Building collapses not a rare thing
There have been several building collapses in recent years, often attributed to poor contsruction work on these structures.
Earlier this month a 22-year-old student of the Nyankumasi Ahenkro Senior High School in the Assin South District, was killed after the building in which she was sleeping collapsed on her following a heavy downpour.
Another person died in December 2014 when a restaurant under construction collapsed at Cantonments in the Greater Accra region.
And it’s almost three years since the Melcom shop at Achimota in Accra collapsed, claiming the lives of about 14 people and injuring several others.
By: Edwin Kwakofi/citifmonline.com/Ghana