Another body retrieved at Circle

Two months after the twin flood and fire disaster, another body has been retrieved from the building that was affected by the inferno adjacent the GOIL Filling Station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.

This followed complaints by some residents to the assemblyman of the area who said they usually experienced a pungent smell emanating from the building.

The body could not be immediately identified, because it was badly decomposed.

Mr. Mohammed Norgah assembly member of the area, told The Ghanaian Times that he was informed about the situation by some commercial drivers and traders in the area.

He said the traders complained that the smell in the area, had been unbearable.

He said the situation became worse yesterday, when a man who had kept his item in the said building, mistakenly pulled the hand of a corpse in his bid to retrieve his property.

“There was another complaint this morning after an unidentified man unintentionally dropped an item into the said building and in his bid to retrieve it, mistakenly pulled out something and noticed it was a human hand,” he said.

“After he realised it was a human hand, he raised the alarm and some of the young men came to his aid and they helped to retrieve the body,” he said.

He told The Ghanaian Times that they called on the police who came along with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and health officials, as well as personnel from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to help and remove the body.

Superintendent Otoo of the Adabraka Police Station, confirmed that the body had been removed and deposited at the Police Hospital morgue for further investigation.

He commended the residents for their collaborative efforts in aiding the city officials to remove the body and called on families to find out if the victim was a lost relative.

By Baaba Crentsil   

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