5-year-old girl dies in collapsed building at Ada Magazine during downpour

A five-year-old girl is said to have died when a building collapsed on her during a heavy downpour at Ada Magazine in the New Juaben South Municipality of the Eastern Region.

The deceased, Kukua Esther, was in the building with her 7-year-old brother at the time of the unfortunate incident on Saturday.

According to reports, both children were rushed to the Koforidua Central Hospital, however, the girl was pronounced dead my health officers.

The boy, who sustained injuries, is still receiving treatment while the body of the young girl has been deposited at the morgue.

Narrating the incident, to Citi FM, mother of the kids, Diana Labotey said, “The children were standing behind me in the kitchen, but I noticed they were feeling cold, so I asked them to go into the room. So after 10 minutes, I heard a loud sound, so I rushed into the room and noticed the back of the building had collapsed on the children. The head of the girl was badly damaged, so when we rushed them to the hospital, she was pronounced dead, but the boy is still at the hospital.”

Personnel from the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and the Ghana Police Service, who visited the scene, have commenced investigations.

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