26.6 C

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.

- Advertisement -

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.

Join our WhatsApp Channel for more news

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.

- Advertisement -

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

One of the falling structures/ image credits: myjoyonline

While you're here, we just want to remind you of our commitment to telling the stories that matter the most.Our commitment is to our readers first before anything else.

Our Picks



Get the Stories Right in Your Inbox