Adenta building collapse: One dies, foreman arrested

The deceased, identified as Alidu Adnah, was trapped in the rubble for several hours. Three others are receiving treatment

One person has been confirmed dead and three others injured in Adenta in the Greater Accra Region after a three-storey building collapsed on them on Monday (1 May).

The injured are being treated at a medical facility, officials of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), who led the rescue operation confirmed.

Arrest made

Francis-Xavier Sosu, the MP for the area said one person, who is the foreman, has been arrested over the incident.

“I am saddened by the destruction to life and property and pledge to offer my unflinching support to victims of this disaster in these moments of grief,” the lawmaker wrote on Facebook.

The site where the building collapsed at Adenta in the Greater Accra Region | Photo: Facebook
The site where the building collapsed at Adenta in the Greater Accra Region | Photo: Facebook

He called for the arrest and prosecution of all persons found culpable and complicit in the disaster.

“This disaster again reveals our vulnerability as a nation and how unprepared we are when it comes to responding to public safety matters and natural disasters.

“When I got to the scene, the fire service officers were using shovels and axes to attempt to remove the rubble to rescue the person beneath the collapsed building. NADMO officers indicated that the only excavator they have had broken down and could not assist,” Sosu added.


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