Wednesday, 07 November 2012 18:37
ACCRA: A six-storey shopping mall collapsed in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Wednesday, with at least three people so far confirmed dead and dozens of victims feared trapped, sparking desperate rescues.
One employee at the scene who declined to be named estimated that around 40 workers were in the building when it collapsed, but he was not sure about the number of customers.
President John Dramani Mahama suspended his electoral campaign ahead of December 7 polls in the west African nation and offered prayers for those trapped.
"My son, my son, my son! My son is going to die! Get him for me! He is my only son!" one woman could be heard screaming.
Assistant Police Superintendent Freeman Tettey told journalists that three people have so far been confirmed dead and six rescued.
Family members could be seen at the site attempting to call relatives who may be trapped, while scores of rescue workers at ...