Akufo-Addo Commiserates With Families Akyem Batabi Church Collapse

Akufo-Addo Commiserates With Families Akyem Batabi Church Collapse

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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday, October 22, 2020, commiserated with the families of the victims who perished when a 3-story building collapsed on them at Akyem Batabi in the Asene Manso Akroso District of the Eastern Region.

The Church of Prosperity building came down on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, when some members of the church were resting in the building after a prayer session.

President Akufo-Addo via a tweet also wished the injured persons speedy recovery.

“On behalf of Government and the people of Ghana, I send my deepest condolences to the families of the 15 persons who lost their lives tragically in the church building that collapsed at Akim Batabi near Oda. I wish the 8 injured persons a speedy recovery.”

What is the latest on the collapse?

17 bodies have been confirmed dead following the collapse as of 9 am on Thursday morning.

Richard Amoatey Director for Inspectorate at the National Disaster Management Organization at a media briefing said the team will stop at nothing to save more lives and retrieve bodies of those still trapped.

2 excavators, 4 tipper trucks, a crane and other rescue equipment have been deployed by the National Security and the Military high command to help rescue operations according to the Asene Manso Akroso DCE Alex Inkoom.

According to the DCE, full-scale investigations will be conducted after the rescue exercise and persons found culpable for negligence will be dealt with according to the laws of the country.