77 people have so far been pulled out of the rubble from the collapsed Melcom building at Achimota as a team of Ghanaian rescuers including a detachment from the Field Engineers Regiment of the Ghana Army, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and other emergency institutions including the Ghana Police and the National Ambulance Service battle to locate and extract any remaining survivors.
The accident which occurred on Wednesday morning has claimed at least nine lives and injured many more.
Earlier on Wednesday, the rescue team put the death toll at four but latest reports from PeaceFM’s reporters who have been at the scene since Thursday dawn indicate that five more bodies were uncovered from the debris at about 09:40GMT.
This puts the total number of deaths at nine.
Meanwhile an Israeli plane, equipped with an 18-man team of disaster management experts and doctors, are expected shortly to assist with efforts to rescue the trapped under the rubble building
The team will make an initial assessment of the site using special equipment and sniffer dogs that will help identify the locations of possible survivors or corpses.
Peacefmonline through U-tv, brings to its cherished visitors to the site, a unique opportunity to witness at first hand the on-going rescue efforts.
Click on the link below to watch how the rescuers battle to save lives in the Melcom Shopping Mall disaster by courtesy of U-TV.