Koforidua: Collapsed building kills 5 year old girl; 2 others injured

A 5 year old girl has been crushed to death by a collapsed building at Ada Magazine near Koforidua in the Eastern Region.

Two of the siblings of the deceased, who were with her at the time, were seriously injured.

The incident occured in the New Juaben South area in during a heavy downpour.

Starr FM reports that it was a concrete wall which was part of their chamber and hall room apartment in a compound house that collapsed on the children.

The two siblings: a five year old girl and a 7 year old boy were in the bedroom while their mother was cooking in the kitchen.

According to the mother of the two children, Diana Labotey, the concrete wall crushed the head of the girl, Kukua Esther, killing her instantly but the boy was trapped under the rubble.

Sh said when he was rescued, he had already suffered serious injuries.

“The children were standing behind me in the kitchen but I noticed they were feeling cold so I asked them to go into the room. So after 10minutes I heard a loud sound so I rushed into the room and noticed the back of the building has collapsed on the children,” she narrated.

Diana explained that “the head of the girl was badly damaged so when we rushed them to the hospital she was pronounced dead but the boy is still at the hospital.”

The body of the deceased girl has been deposited at the Eastern Regional Hospital morgue pending further investigation by police.

Meanwhile, the boy is receiving treatment at the same hospital.



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