Two family members died when a mud wall weakened by rains collapsed on them last Sunday at Assin Akropong in the Central region.
86-year old Yaa Nimo died instantly while 78-year old Yaa Antaa died later. She had been unconscious for a few hours, Joy News’ Richard Kwadwo Nyarko has reported.
Torrential rains have been regular in Assin Akronpong as a major rainy season begins. The building is largely mud on all four sides with asbestos roofing sheets.
It is believed that persistent rains weakened the structure.
But the vigorous physical exercise of fufu pounding has not been ruled out as the immediate trigger of the collapse.
Yaa Nimo and Yaa Antaa had returned from church last Sunday afternoon and decided to prepare the week-end delicacy.
The two began the exercise behind the wall of the building with suspicious physical integrity. As the pounding went on, the wall caved in on the two old ladies.
Blood splattered on the mortar. While Yaa Antaa writhed on the floor until she fell unconscious, her relative was motionless at the unrestrained impact of the mud walls.
Curiosity drew residents in the community to the scene. The body was covered with a cloth, awaitng the police.
The Police say they are concluding a report on the incident while the bodies of the two have been deposited at the morgue.
Details of the identities of the deceased are yet to be confirmed.