• All Share : 51547.02
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Top 40 : 4246.45
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Financial 15 : 15023.67
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Industrial 25 : 61020.09
    UNCHANGED0.00%

  • ZAR/USD : 11.0795
    UP 0.18%
    ZAR/GBP : 18.0558
    UP 0.36%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.1955
    UP 1.65%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1017
    UP 0.11%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.9027
    UP 0.12%

  • Gold : 1216.4000
    UP 0.04%
    Platinum : 1339.0000
    UP 0.30%
    Silver : 17.8450
    UP 0.14%
    Palladium : 813.0000
    UP 0.62%
    Brent Crude Oil : 98.390
    UNCHANGED0.00%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by INET BFA
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Sat Sep 20 16:02:38 SAST 2014

Municipal official detained over Ghana building collapse

Sapa-dpa | 09 November, 2012 13:16

Image by: Gallo Images/Thinkstock

A Ghanian municipal works director has been detained over the collapse of a department store in Accra that caused the death of at least nine people, local media reported on Friday.

Ghanaian authorities late on Thursday detained Carl Henry Clark over allegations that the department store had been constructed without a permit.

The owner of the building, its engineer and architect were being pursued by the Bureau of National Investigation, the Citifm Online website reported.

The managing director of the Melcom department store and the Accra Metropolitan Area Works Director were both questioned and granted bail.

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday said that a long-term inspection process was needed to ensure that high-rise buildings in the capital are architecturally sound.

At least nine people died as a result of Wednesday's accident. A further 79 people have so far been rescued, with rescue operations still ongoing Friday.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.
Sat Sep 20 16:02:38 SAST 2014 ::