The Police have begun formal investigations into the collapse of a restaurant under construction in Cantonments, a suburb of Accra on Saturday.
The incident resulted in the death of one person and twelve others sustained various degrees of injury.
It took a rescue team drawn from the Ghana Police Service, the Military, the National Disaster Management Organization and the Ghana National Fire Service about 12 hours to pull out the body of a carpenter who was trapped under the debris.
The Public Relations Officer of the Accra Police Command, ASP Effia Tenge told Citi News that they were �thirteen in all and one unfortunately found himself under the rubble, the twelve were rescued sent to the hospital then nine of them treated and discharged.�
�Normally in a rescue operation like this our major objective is to rescue the people who are under the rubble, so immediately when we rushed here that is what we did,� she added.
Meanwhile, one of the workers [name withheld] in narrating their ordeal to Citi News said, �We were at the top, one of the carpenters was down there� then suddenly the building collapsed and we fell down. I was hurt at my knee and bruises on my elbow but the carpenter who was down there died.�
�We have been building the project for the past one year now. The building is a Lebanese restaurant. I have been working here for the past three months. It was only yesterday that we worked at the night, and that happened,� he narrated.
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