A man believed to be in his late 30s has died after a three-storey building under construction at the Techiman Market in the Brong Ahafo Region collapsed on him.
The incident happened on Wednesday at around 3:30 P.M. It is still unclear what led to the collapse of the building.
Sources say the structure was made up of market stores which is part of the the Techiman Market expansion project by the Techiman Municipal Assembly (TMA).
Officials of the works department of the Techiman Municipal and the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) were at the scene to try to pull out the debris to ensure that other victims were not trapped under the collapsed structure.
The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Holy Family Hospital morgue.
Meanwhile, The Today newspaper reports that the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh has suspended two senior staff of the Techiman Municipal Assembly (TMA) indefinitely over the incident.
Alfred Osei Berko who is the assembly’s engineer and Isaac Yeboah, the buildings inspector have been cited for reneging on their responsibilities resulting in the collapse of the building.
A seven-member committee has been formed to investigate the matter.