Thursday, 8 November 2012
Shopping mall in Ghana collapses killing one
A five-story shopping center built earlier this year in a bustling suburb of Accra, Ghana’s capital, collapsed Wednesday, killing at least one person and leaving several dozen people trapped in the rubble, the authorities and eyewitnesses said. Rescue crews used cranes to try to remove debris from the top of the building amid fears that machinery digging through the wreckage could injure trapped survivors. A Greater Accra Regional Public Affairs officer, Freeman Tettey, confirmed that one person died and that 51 had been rescued and sent to hospitals around the capital.