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General News of Thursday, 11 October 2018


Accra Mall ceiling crash 'disturbing' – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo says he is disturbed by the collapse of the ceiling of a section of the Accra Mall on Thursday, 11 October 2018.

In a tweet, President Akufo-Addo encouraged Ghanaians “to work together to improve our maintenance culture”.

He further sympathized with the injured and wished them a speedy recovery.

One person was seriously injured in the accident.

An eyewitness narrated that the situation resulted in panic and fear. Anxious workers at the centre and hordes of shoppers ran helter-skelter for their lives.

Others who got trapped at the supermarket were aided and are currently receiving medical attention.

Personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service, who were deployed to the scene, have subsequently cordoned off the area.

A team from the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has also been dispatched to the site to assess the extent of damage and implement measures to forestall any further accidents.