Five siblings who died as a result of collapsed building laid to rest



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The Sekondi Methodist Church, Wesley Cathedral today held a burial service for the five siblings who passed on last two weeks after their building collapsed on them following several hours of torrential rains at Ngyiresia a fishing community in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis.

According to information, the landlord at about 7:00pm on Friday May 31, 2019, while raining he heard a loud bang followed by a deafening cry at the back of his house.

He got alarmed and rushed out only to find that the back of his house had collapsed.

On further inspection he saw a hand in the collapsed building.
He immediately raised the alarm which attracted neighbours around.

They dug through the debris but unfortunately they only found dead bodies of five siblings which include a 18 year old mother and a daughter.

The sixth sibling was at the hall when the incident happened.

He survived but with a deep cut to the head.

According to him the rain water together with mud uprooted this bamboo tree which hit the building.

Present at the burial service was the Deputy Western Regional Minister, Mrs. Gifty Eugenia Kusi, Chief Executive of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Hon. Kobina K. Sam, Chief Executive of Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipal Assembly, Kojo Acquah, Member of Parliament for Sekondi, Hon. Lawyer Andrew Agyapa Mercer and a host of other mourners.

The burial service was performed by the Chairman of Sekondi Council of Churches Rev. Ernest Kwofie.

Ghana| Atinkaonline.com| Matthew Dadzie,