Church Building Collapse: Body of 2-yr-old retrieved as death toll hits 22

The body of a two-year-old baby has been retrieved from the rubble of the Church of Prosperity, whose uncompleted building at Akyem Batabi in the Eastern Region collapsed on about 60 worshipers last Tuesday.

Officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) retrieved the body in the early hours of Friday, October 23, our correspondent Yvonne Neequaye reported.

Two mangled vehicles were also found under the rubble, she said.

3news.com also gathers that the search and rescue operation with the use of machines has stopped as the rescue team has resorted to the use of sniffer dogs.

So far, the death toll is 22 with officials searching for more bodies.

Death toll is 22 as of Friday, October 23

Two out of the eight church members rescued are receiving treatment at the hospital while the rest have been discharged.

A survivor receiving treatment at the Oda Government Hospital

The six-storey collapsed on Tuesday while worshipers had gathered in prayers.

Investigations have already begun into the incident.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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