The body of a two-year-old girl has been obtained from the ruins of the church building that collapsed in Akyem Batabi in the Eastern Region.

The body of the young girl which adds up to the 22 fatalities recorded so far was announced by Richard Amo-Yartey the Director for Inspectorate Division at the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO)

“We discovered a body, the body of a baby girl who is estimated to be about two years old,” he noted to the media

Body of 2-year-old girl recovered from ruins of collapsed church
The collapsed church building

The rescue team present at the announced that they plan to embark on a 24-hour search for more persons until the last body is fetched.

“We have introduced lighting systems. We have brought light from Accra to augment the lighting system around to ensure that we are able to work throughout the night to be able to savage all the rubble at the place.

“It is only when we are done with that we will be able to say we have completed with the search and there are nobodies. We are going to search everywhere,” Mr. Amo-Yartey assured.