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Bepoase: Collapsed building kills two children

The dilapidated structure located at Bepoase was home to a family of seven, including a pregnant teenager

At least two children have died after a building collapsed on them following torrential rains at Bepoase in the Sekyere South District of the Ashanti Region.

Report suggests five others were also injured as result of the incident.

The dilapidated structure located at Bepoase was home to a family of seven, including a pregnant teenager.

An official with the National Disaster Management Organization in the Sekyere South District, George Akwasi Gyempeh who confirmed the incident to Asaase News said the deceased are females aged 12 and 14.

“It happened last Friday, around 11 p.m. Bepoase is an old settlement with weak buildings. And the victims were in one of such structures with a woman in her 50s and six others including a pregnant teenager. One person died on the spot but another had been referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital but I got information that she was also confirmed dead,” he said.

“The risk of secondary collapse can’t be ruled out [with the onset of the rains]. We have been telling residents in such structures to relocate or demolish their buildings to avoid such disasters,” Gyempeh added.

He said two others are being monitored at the hospital while three others have been discharged.

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