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The mall Photo: AP
The mall Photo: AP
The mall Photo: AP
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Ghana: Mall collapses, Israel sends aid

Four-storey shopping mall in Accra collapses, killing three and injuring dozens; IDF, MDA send teams to help with search and rescue efforts

Yoav Zitun
Published: 11.08.12, 07:39 / Israel News

Three people were killed and over 50 were hurt Wednesday, when a four-storey shopping mall in Accra, the capital of Ghana, collapsed.


Israel offered to help with the search, rescue and recovery efforts and an IAF plane carrying a Home Front Command team left for Accra on Wednesday afternoon.


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The team consists of medical personnel, engineers and communication experts who will assist local authorities with all they need.


The collapsed mall (Photo: AP)


Magen David Adom also offered assistance and an MDA team will fly to Ghana on Thursday. The mission will include doctors, paramedics and emergency medical technicians who will set up a field hospital to assist Accra's own medical personnel.


According to Ghana authorities, the shopping mall was closed at the time of the collapse, with only mall personnel and maintenance workers on the site.


Accra authorities are investigating the case. The reason for the building's collapse is still unknown.



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