Two dead, scores injured after building collapse at Krofrom

Two women are confirmed dead and scores injured after a residential building housing over 100 residents collapsed at Krofrom Abodwese, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti region.

The 3-storey building caved in during fierce rainstorms on Monday, April 15. The two-hour rainstorm started a little after 6pm and tapered off after 8pm.

Many of the occupants were not in the building when the disaster occurred. But voices of many trapped occupants were heard shouting for help from under the rubble.

Eyewitnesses told Luv News there was a loud bang followed by a plume of smoke that engulfed the vicinity.

A combined team of police and fire personnel struggled to clear the pile of concrete without any cranes and sniffer dogs to locate victims trapped under the rubble.

However, seven out of the scores of people buried under the rubble were rescued and taken to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment on Monday night.

A survivor, Eric Azasu, said he had just entered his room on the second floor to receive a phone call when he heard the loud noise and saw his veranda caving in.

One of the two women killed in the disaster was sleeping on that veranda.