[ 2017-11-04 ]
Five perish in Nkawkaw accident
Five persons are reported dead in an accident
which occurred at Abepotia on the Nkawkaw-Kumasi
Fifty-three others are said to have suffered
various degrees of injury.
Officials of the Motor Transport and Traffic
Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service
explained that a Neoplan vehicle with registration
number GM 4150-14 traveling from Accra to Walewale
in the Upper West Region veered off its lane after
jumping a speed ramp and crashed into a Daf petrol
tanker with registration number GR 4100-M.
Three died on the spot while two were pronounced
dead at the Nkawkaw Holy Family Hospital, where
the victims were rushed to.
Medical Superintendent at the Hospital Dr Bernard
Nii Torgbor explained that he injured are
responding to treatment but nine including a
pregnant woman who are in critical condition, have
been transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching
Hospital for treatment.
The Nkawkaw MTTD Station Officer, Chief Inspector
Joseph Amakye suspected the driver of the Neoplan
bus to be speeding.
The Eastern Region Minister, Mavis Frempong, who
chanced on the accident commended the hospital
staff and the National Ambulance Service for their
She advised drivers to adhere to road regulations
and driving rules.
Most of the victims are said to be Moslems
travelling to the north for the start of Ramadan.
Source - 3news.com
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