Ghana mall collapse: three dead, dozens trapped

Source: Jakarta Globe:

A six-storey shopping mall collapsed in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Wednesday, with at least three people so far confirmed dead and dozens feared trapped.

Some 50 employees were believed to be inside the mall when it came down, police said, sparking desperate attempts to rescue them.

“According to information that I gathered when I got here, about 50 employees were in the building before it collapsed,” Assistant Police Superintendent Freeman Tettey told journalists in the capital Accra.

President John Dramani Mahama suspended his electoral campaign ahead of December 7 polls in the west African nation and offered prayers for those trapped.

“My son, my son, my son! My son is going to die! Get him for me! He is my only son!” one woman could be heard screaming.

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Categories: Africa, Ghana

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