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SAD! Kindergarten Building Collapses, Killing Six Kids
 
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31-Jan-2017  
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Six kindergarten pupils died on Tuesday after a classroom block at the Breman Gyambra Methodist School in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District of the Central Region collapsed on them.

Graphic Online’s Central Regional reporter, Shirley Asiedu Addo reported that a seventh child who was also seriously injured is said to be battling for his life while others who sustained injuries are also receiving treatment at the Our Lady of Grace Hospital at Breman-Asikuma.
 
The pupils, said to be between the ages of four and six were playing behind the classroom block at the time of the incident.

The District Director of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Samuel Donkor, who witnessed the incident, told Accra based radio, Citi FM that the classroom block had developed some cracks.

According to him, the headmaster of the school had proposed to levy the pupils at the last Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) meeting to renovate the block.

Shirley Addo reported that the incident has since thrown the community into a state of sadness and that members of the community have expressed their anger and blamed the school authorities for failing to identify the risk the structure posed to the lives of the pupils.

The Central Regional Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr Sandy Amartey on his part told Graphic Online that information gathered indicated that the structure which housed the pupils was an old dilapidated abandoned Junior High School block.

"The building had serious visible cracks and it was not safe to be used as a classroom," he stated.
 
 
 
Source: Daily Graphic
 
 

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