Collapsing building kills twins at Abenabo

Identical twin girls were last Friday killed when the building in which they slept collapsed on them at Abenabo, a village in the Suhum municipality in the Eastern Region.

The twins, identified as Akweley and Akorkor, aged four, were killed instantly when the bricks of the weak thatched structure fell on them following a heavy downpour.

Six others who were also sleeping in the same structure, including the twins’ parents, sustained minor injuries and were rushed to the Suhum Government Hospital, where they were treated and discharged.

Bodies under debris
Briefing the Daily Graphic, the Suhum Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Anane Appiah, stated that the bodies of the twins had been deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital.

He said the police received a report last Friday that twin girls had been killed by a collapsing building at Abenabo near Suhum.

When the police rushed to the scene, they found the bodies of the little girls under the debris of the collapsed building, he said.

Too late to save
According to him, the mother of the children, Akweley Madzi, told the police that she was sleeping in the same room with the kids when she heard cracking sounds in the building.

She, therefore, woke up to check what could be the cause of the cracking.

“But before she could open the door, the building caved in and the bricks fell on the kids, killing them instantly,” the police commander stated.

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