[VIDEO] How a three-storey building collapsed at Ofankor on Saturday

Source The Ghana Report

A three-storey building behind the Ofankor Market near Asofan in Accra has collapsed.

The unfortunate incident happened on Saturday, September 23.

There were no casualties.

Some residents suspect the previous day’s heavy rains might have caused the building to crumble.

A worker on the site noticed that the building was about to collapse and raised an alarm, prompting everyone to evacuate safely.

Meanwhile, the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has launched an investigation into the matter.

According to the GNFS spokesperson, ADO1 Alex King Nartey, “The tenants said there was no one trapped in the building. They said for about six months now, no work has been going on in the building. But then, when we talked to a neighbour, he said there was someone plastering, and when he figured out that the building was about to collapse, he came out and called people out. So it’s contradictory. I think the tenants are being economical with the truth, obviously to protect their landlady.

“The actual cause of the collapse has not been established, but I doubt if proper building materials were used or precautions were adhered to.

“The tenants were attributing it to yesterday’s rains, but that shouldn’t be the case of bringing a whole building down.” Mr Nartey added.

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