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Another storey-building disaster claims life in Greater Accra

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Tragedy struck at Nmai Dzorn near Ashaley Botwe in the Greater Accra Region when a three-storey building collapsed, leaving one person dead and another injured. The incident occurred on Thursday, May 5, and the rescue operation lasted until Friday, May 6.

The Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Police Service, and Adentan Municipal Assembly collaborated to locate the body of the deceased and rescue the survivor. It is still unknown what caused the building to collapse, but some eyewitnesses say there were workers inside the building when it happened.

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The victim was identified as a 40-year-old man who left behind a wife and two children. The family was present at the scene when the body was recovered, and they have been inconsolable since the news of his death broke. According to Richard Bright Addo of Media General, the victim was originally from the Volta Region, where his parents still reside.

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has cordoned off the area, and an investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of the building’s collapse. The incident highlights the need for strict regulations and oversight in the construction industry to prevent such disasters from occurring in the future. It also emphasizes the importance of ensuring the safety of workers on construction sites.

For the most part, accidents like this can be avoided if construction companies follow established safety protocols and adhere to building codes. This tragedy is a reminder that the construction industry must prioritize the safety of workers and the general public. Building inspections should be conducted regularly to ensure that structures are sound, and construction sites should be monitored to ensure that workers are protected.

In conclusion, this incident is a tragedy that should serve as a wake-up call to the construction industry and regulatory agencies. It is imperative that they work together to establish and enforce strict safety protocols to prevent accidents like this from happening in the future. Our hearts go out to the victim’s family, and we hope that they find the strength to cope with their loss.

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