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General News of Friday, 4 May 2018

Source: 3news.com

Falling concrete block kills WASSCE candidate

A 20-year-old final year student of Holy Trinity Cathedral Senior High School (HOTCASS) met his untimely death when a falling concrete block landed on him.

The block had slipped from the second floor of a building under construction at James Town near the Gbese Mantse Palace in Accra killing him instantly.

The deceased, Stephen Nii Adjei Botchway, was one of the students writing the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) but got involved in the unfortunate incident a fortnight ago.

Stephen was then working as a labourer on the three-storey edifice, Onua FM gathered, belonging to a family member who pulled down an dilapidated family house and was constructing a new one.

The father of the late boy, Nii Laryea Botchway is a polling station executive of the governing New Patriotic Party.

A visit to the scene by Onua FM indicates construction works have stalled as they wait for the burial of the boy on Saturday May 5, 2018 at the same venue.