Old Palace collapses at Essreso in the Bosomtwe, 2 dies

Old Palace collapses at Essreso in the Bosomtwe, 2 dies

Two people died on the spot when an abandoned palace collapsed on a lotto kiosk after a heavy downpour at Essreso in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region.

Two others sustained injuries in the incident which occurred around 7:30pm on Thursday.

The four were seeking shelter in the lotto kiosk which had been placed behind the abandoned palace.

The deceased have been identified as Kwadwo Amponsah, alias Santana, 43 and Daniel Kwame Addo, 13, a pupil of Divine Preparatory JHS, while the injured are Isaac Owusu, 33 and Emmanuel.

Emmanuel and Owusu were treated at the Agogo Government Hospital and have since been discharged.

Isaac Owusu, one of the two who was injured

Narrating his ordeal to Graphic Online, Owusu said he and other two were all around the area when it started raining heavily and decided to take refuge in the lotto kiosk.

Old Palace collapses at Essreso in the Bosomtwe, 2 dies

According to him, on entering the kiosk, they met the 13-year-old deceased, Daniel Kwame Addo in there and he explained to them that he was waiting for his father who owned the wooden structure to take money for school.

Owusu said minutes after entering into the lotto kiosk, he heard a loud noise only to realise that the old palace behind the kiosk had collapsed on them.

He said he started shouting for help and some young men came to their rescue.

He said after removing the rubble on them they found the two crushed to death.



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