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KMA Probes Sinking Houses

Engineers at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) have been tasked to investigate what caused two separate buildings to sink at Dunkirk in Kumasi.

The Kumasi Mayor, Osei Assibey Antwi, ordered the probe minutes after the two buildings were pulled down by KMA bulldozers on Wednesday.

People at the scene gave various reasons as what may have caused the buildings to sink and this compelled the KMA boss to call for immediate investigations.

Sinking Buildings

The affected buildings include a two-storey residential facility and another one, which is nearing completion.

The two buildings were spotted sinking on Wednesday morning by residents of the area, who out of fear, ran helter-skelter to in fear of their lives.

Some alleged that the land on which the buildings were situated was wet and soft so it could no longer hold the weight of the huge buildings.

Others claimed that inferior building materials were used and that was reason the two building started to crumble.

Section of the people also alleged that some unknown people used metal objects to break the pillars of the building under the cover of darkness.

Mayor’s Order

The Kumasi Mayor said it was too early for anybody to jump into conclusion with regards to what really caused the houses to sink.

The Mayor told THE PUBLISHER that he had ordered engineers at the KMA to quickly investigate to unearth what really caused the houses to sink.

Osei Assibey noted that the findings of the investigations would be announced to the media in due time, calling for calm.

Source: Kwadwo Essel/ thePublisher

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