Falling telecom mast kills 2 in southwest GhanaNovember 1st, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by BNO News
TAKORADI, GHANA (BNO NEWS) — Two people were crushed to death on Monday when a telecom mast fell down in the western port city of Takoradi in southwest Ghana, officials said on Tuesday.
Two workers of the telecom engineering company IPF Mast Construction Company Ltd were dismantling the obsolete mast when it fell down, crushing them to death. They were in the company of six other colleagues when the accident took place at Mpohor.
Police identified the deceased as Paul Opare, 30, and Solomon Babbey, 31. Speaking to the Xinhua news agency, Kwesimintsim District Police Commander D.S. P Ayamga Aklogo Yakubu said the company had been contracted by Mobile Telecoms Network, Ghana’s largest mobile telephone company, to erect a mast for them.
“But upon reaching the location, the company realized there was an obsolete mast on site, so the two were asked to climb and dismantle it,” Yakubu told Xinhua. “Paul Opare died instantly but Solomon Gabby was later confirmed dead at the Effiakwesimintim Regional Hospital where he was rushed to.”
Authorities are investigating the accident.
- Two Indians arrested for telecom fraud in Ghana - Mar 10, 2011
- Ghana announce squad for 2014 World Cup qualifiers - May 19, 2012
- Seven dead in Ghana's fill station blast - Jun 24, 2012
- 30 die in Ghana bus accident - Sep 19, 2010
- Yakubu shines on CSL debut - Jul 16, 2012
- 10 killed in Ghana plane crash (Lead) - Jun 03, 2012
- Ghana names Maxwell Konadu as assistant coach - May 04, 2012
- Taliban threat shuts mobile networks in Afghanistan's Helmand province - Mar 24, 2011
- Indian workers in Ghana left in the lurch - Jul 01, 2012
- Love match on the beach (Olympic diary) - Aug 06, 2012
- New 'lightRadio cube' could spell the end for ugly mobile phone masts - Feb 13, 2011
- Yakubu set to join Chinese club - Jun 29, 2012
- 4G service to speed up British mobile internet by 16 times - Mar 23, 2011
- China has over 73 million 3G users - Jun 28, 2011
- US slaps sanctions on Syria, Iran - Apr 24, 2012
Tags: bno, company ltd, construction company, deceased, district police, engineering company, gabby, mast, mobile telecoms, mobile telephone, opare, police commander, regional hospital, solomon, takoradi ghana, telecom engineering, telecoms network, telephone company, xinhua news agency, yakubu