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One killed, many trapped in shopping center collapse
ACCRA — A five-story shopping center built earlier this year in a bustling suburb of Ghana’s capital collapsed Wednesday, killing at least one person and leaving several dozen people trapped in the rubble, authorities and eyewitnesses said.
Rescue crews used cranes to try to remove debris from the top of the building amid fears that machinery sifting through the wreckage could injure trapped survivors. Crowds of bystanders gathered as rescuers sifted through concrete and glass.
The fatality at the Melcom Shopping Center at Achimota, a suburb of Accra, was confirmed by Public Affairs Officer of the Ghana Fire Service Billy Anaglate.
The presidential press secretary Emad Sidahmed told SUNA on Tuesday that the surgery was successful and Mr. Bashir was expected to leave the hospital in “the next few hours.” He did not say what the surgery was for.
The agency had reported Monday that Mr. Bashir was heading to Saudi Arabia for a medical checkup related to an inflammation of the vocal cords. Media reports last month had said Mr. Bashir also underwent surgery on his vocal cords in Qatar.
Mr. Bashir, 68, is Sudan’s longest-serving president since independence in 1958. He came to power in a 1989 military coup.
Newspaper editor shot in suspected robbery
LAGOS — The top editor of the Nigerian Compass daily newspaper was shot in a suspected robbery attempt in the country’s southwest.
Sina Kawonise, the managing director and editor-in-chief, was shot in the leg Monday while traveling through Osun state, the newspaper said, adding that a police officer traveling with him also was shot. Both survived.
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