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Dozens feared trapped in Ghana shopping mall collapse

Published on Nov 7, 2012 8:50 PM
 

ACCRA (AFP) - A six-storey shopping mall collapsed on Wednesday in the Ghanaian capital Accra and dozens of victims were feared trapped in the rubble, witnesses and an AFP correspondent said.

One employee at the scene who declined to be named estimated around 40 workers in the building when it collapsed, though he was not sure about the number of customers.

Family members could be seen at the site attempting to call relatives who may be trapped by mobile phone, while scores of rescue workers at the scene sought to clear debris and get oxygen masks to victims.

An AFP correspondent witnessed four people being brought out of the rubble alive. The cause of the collapse of the Melcom shopping centre was not immediately clear.

 
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