A collapsed storey-building under construction at Madina in the Greater Accra Region has trapped one person while three others have sustained injuries and been rushed to the hospital. The incident occurred on Monday and was confirmed by the Member of Parliament for Madina, Francis-Xavier Sosu.
Officials from the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Ghana National Fire Service and the Ghana Police Service are currently at the scene but are facing difficulty retrieving the trapped person from the debris as there are no equipment available to assist with the rescue operations.
The collapsed building is a three-storey building close to the Kpogas furniture and the Adentan footbridge around the SDA church junction and the West African Hardware Company.
Sosu is now appealing to benevolent individuals with excavators to immediately come in to help. “According to the NADMO officer, the only excavator available to them at 37 has broken down. Currently, it is a desperate call we are making for help to rescue one person under this rubble, and so we are currently waiting anxiously for support. What is happening doesn’t look like an emergency because it is really disappointing,” he pleaded.
For the most part, the only option available to the security officers at the scene is the use of shovels and hacksaws in the operations.
The incident is a reminder of the importance of safety measures and proper regulations in the construction industry. It is also a call to action for the government to invest in adequate equipment and resources for emergency situations such as this.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the trapped person and their family, as well as those who sustained injuries. We hope for a swift and successful rescue operation.
Source: Citi NewRroom