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Two Survive Deadly Roof Collapse in Rainstorm

Two young men had a lucky escape in Accra when a fierce wind blew off the roof of a storey building, narrowly escaping death.

Two young men escaped with their lives in an incident at Teshie near Accra on Wednesday when the entire roofing of a building under construction fell and trapped them just before midday.

A sudden and intense windstorm that hit just before a brief downpour is blamed for the incident.

Earlier, the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) issued a warning about incoming thunderstorms and rains of varying intensity that will affect the southern part of the country.

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The expansion project, aimed at adding an extra floor to a commercial building that houses ADB Bank and other businesses near St. Anne Catholic Church in Teshie, was nearing its final stages.

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Officers from the Police and Fire Service were present at the scene to coordinate traffic control.

According to GMet, these weather conditions are attributed to a rainstorm currently situated over the borders of Togo and Benin and a separate rainstorm observed over the Gulf of Guinea.

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A similar incident occurred in Accra a few weeks ago, when strong winds and a torrential downpour caused significant damage to several vehicles.

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One of the falling structures/ image credits: myjoyonline

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