Department store collapses outside Ghana capital; at least 1 dead

Story highlights

  • A second person was injured during the incident and is receiving treatment at a hospital
  • It is not clear if there are other victims trapped inside the structure
  • The incident occurred in what is considered a relatively affluent suburb of Accra

Rescue teams searched in what was left of a large department store in a suburb of Ghana's capital after it collapsed Wednesday morning, killing at least one woman, authorities said.

A second person was injured during the incident and was receiving treatment at a hospital, according to police spokeswoman Juliana Obeng.

It is not clear if there are other victims trapped inside the structure.

The incident occurred in Cantonments, which is considered a relatively affluent suburb of Accra.

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