The death toll in the Melcom Shopping Mall building collapse at Achimota-Neoplan in Accra, has now risen to 18 following the discovery of nine more bodies on Thursday evening.
Four of the victims were buried under slabs of stones; sadly, one of the victims was a pregnant woman.
According to PeaceFM’s Emmanuel Akorli, the discovery follows the intensification of rescue efforts at the site with the arrival of an eight-man Israeli rescue team.
He narrates that the rescue team struggled to retrieve the bodies beneath the rubble.
The Israeli rescue team’s arrival is in fulfillment of an earlier promise made by the government after the news of the disaster broke on Wednesday.