Two die as fence wall collapse on sleeping family at Achimota

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Tue, 9 Jun 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Two members of a family died on Tuesday dawn when a fence well adjoining to the kiosk they were sleeping in collapsed on them.

When GhanaWeb visited the house this morning at Achimota Christian Village, the mood on the compound was solemn and heartbreaking as neighbours and family members were gathered.

Speaking to one of the bereaved, Joyce Mawuse, whose 18-year-old daughter and her 24-year-old sister were the victims, she said her family made up of herself, her husband, her two daughters and her sibling were sleeping in the kiosk when it started raining late in the night.

She said while it was raining her husband came out to collect some of the rainwater and she followed her husband outside. She added that while she was outside with her husband, the wall adjoined to their kiosk broke and fell on the kiosk her sister and her two kids were sleeping in.

They were subsequently rushed to the Achimota Hospital where 24-year-old Ama Linda and 18-year-old Christabel were pronounced dead. The youngest of the victims, 9-year-old Emmanuala Ayisibea however survived and was discharged from the hospital this morning.

According to a brother of the bereaved father, Christabel is a senior high school student whiles Linda was living with her sisters family after paying them a visit.

At the time GhanaWeb was leaving the compound, the bodies of the deceased had been brought from the hospital and according to the family was going to be transported to their hometown of Mangoase in the Eastern Region where a burial will be held for them tomorrow.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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