Melcom disaster: 52 survivors discharged

General News of Friday, 9 November 2012


Melcom Victim On Stretcher

Fifty-two people who were rescued from the collapsed Melcom building have been treated and discharged.

They were reunited with their families for the first time since the building collapsed on Wednesday morning.

Radio XYZ reporter, Charity Bartels, who is at the site confirmed that 21 people were discharged from the 37 Military hospital, 26 from the Achimota hospital, two from the Police hospital while the remaining three were discharged from the Korle Bu Teaching hospital.

According to her, three out of the six people who were declared missing on Friday morning are among those who have been discharged.

So far, three people are still missing and are believed to be trapped under the rubble.

According to members of the rescue team, voices can still be heard in the rubble 48 hours after the shopping centre collapsed.

Rescue is still ongoing with the help of an eight-man team from Israel who have helped in locating where others have been trapped.