Collapsed building kills mother and child at Wenchi

A 31 year old woman, Ama Mary and her one year old son have been confirmed dead after a building collapsed on them at Akrobi near Wenchi in the Bono Region.

Eyewitnesses sat part of the room the deceased were occupying fell off Tuesday morning in the home town of former Prime Minister, Dr Kofi Abrefa Busia.

The bodies of the deceased have since been deposited at the morgue by the officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and the Police, he said.

Assembly Member of the area, Winston Gyan, who spoke to Power FM news confirmed the death and disclosed that some residents were still living in buildings that have become “death traps.”

The Assembly Member therefore cautioned people living in such dilapidated structures to relocate with immediate effect to avoid future disasters.

He explained that measures are being put in place to pull down all dilapidated structures in the area by the authorities of the community and NADMO.



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