Death toll rises to 21 in Ghana church collapse...

Dhaka, Sunday   29 November 2020

Death toll rises to 21 in Ghana church collapse

 International Desk

 Published: 09:33 PM, 23 October 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The death toll from a three-story church collapse in the West African country Ghana has risen to 21 while it left many injured, rescue officials said on Friday.

"The deceased include 12 women and nine men," the National Disaster Management Organisation said in a statement as on Thursday  17 people were reported killed. It said eight people had been rescued alive at the scene. 

The Church of Prosperity collapsed Tuesday in the town of Akyem Batabi just after worshippers had concluded a prayer meeting. Some 60 people were inside the building when it came down.