A three-story building under construction behind Ofankor Market near Asofan has collapsed.
The building collapsed today, Saturday, September 23.
The cause of the collapse is unknown.
According to the information available, a worker raised an alarm after releasing the building, which was about to collapse.
The Public Relations Department of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), ADO1, Alex King Nartey, says an investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of the collapse.
“The tenants said there was no one trapped in the building. They said for about 6 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,” Nartey said. “The tenants were attributing it to yesterday’s rains, but that shouldn’t be the case of bringing a whole building down.”