3 confirmed dead, 9 rescued in Ghana shopping mall collapse

A four-storey building housing a department store in Ghana‘s capital Accra collapsed on Wednesday, killing three persons and trapping dozens inside.

According to Myjoyonline, an unspecified number of persons have been trapped in the rubble, while rescue efforts are under way.

Witnesses say the four-storey building caved in suddenly Wednesday morning.

Joy FM’s Rashidat Kadiri who was at the scene reported that at least two bodies have been recovered but the fate of many more trapped inside is not known yet.

Joy News’ Elton John Brobbey, who is at the scene, has reported that three people have been confirmed dead.

Meanwhile, President John Dramani Mahama has cut short his campaign tour to Bawku in the Upper East Region due to this incident.

The president is expected to make a detour by flight to Accra to witness the disaster at first hand, Joy News’ presidential affairs correspondent Seth Kwame Boateng has said.

Culled from Myjoyonline.com

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