Aftermath of church building collapse: Boy, 6, battles for his life

Justice Kekeli Biedo, a 6-year-old boy, is battling for his life at the St. Anthony Hospital in Dzodze after part of an uncompleted Church Building collapesed on him and his brother.

The building has been identified as Divine Healing Church branch at Adetsewui in the Akatsi South Municipality of the Volta region.

His brother, Kingsley Biedo, 13, who is said to have sustained a fracture, is said to be responding to treatment.

Mr Kennedy Biedo, father of both victims, who is also the Assembly member of the area, explained to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that his sons, who are pupils of Akatsi Duawodome Basic School left Akatsi on Friday, to visit their grandmother at Adetsewui, when the fate befell them.

He said on Sunday February 21 at about 0530 hours, his sons, together with their aunt, went to the church premises to get it ready for service.

He added that part of the building, which has no pillars, gave in and fell on his sons.

Fortunately, the Church was not in session as of the time the incident happened.

The Akatsi South Municipal Office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is yet to assess the situation for any possible action.

Source: GNA

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