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Ghana mall collapse kills 3, 46 pulled out alive

Published on Nov 8, 2012 5:46 AM
 
A six-storey shopping mall collapsed in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Wednesday, killing at least three people, but a desperate rescue operation had pulled out 46 survivors. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ACCRA (AFP) - A six-storey shopping mall collapsed in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Wednesday, killing at least three people, but a desperate rescue operation had pulled out 46 survivors.

Police said 50 employees worked in the building that collapsed just ahead of opening time on Wednesday morning. The number of people inside had not been determined, and it was not yet clear if everyone had been accounted for.

Authorities pledged to continue searches until they were sure everyone had been found.

President John Dramani Mahama suspended his campaign ahead of Dec 7 elections, offered prayers for those trapped and called the incident a "tragedy" as he visited the site.

 
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