19 crash in gory accident

The mangled vehicle at the accident sceneNineteen people were crushed to death in a fatal accident at Wassa Subriso in the Wassa Amenfi East District of the Western Region, on Saturday.

The bodies of dead, made up of 11 males and eight females, have been deposited at the mortuary of the Wassa Akropong Government Hospital for autopsy.

The crash, according to reports, occurred when a speeding passenger bus rammed into a broken down articulated truck on the Wassa Akropong -Bogoso highway.

Giving the details to The Ghanaian Times yesterday, the Wassa Akropong Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Issac Kumnipa, said at about 7.30pm on Saturday, a Ford Transit mini bus with registration number AS 2830-16, carrying passengers was travelling from Bogoso to Obuasi in the Ashanti Region.

He said on reaching the Wassa Subriso township, the Ford bus hit the rear of the DAF articulated truck with registration number AS 2214-X, loaded with bags of cement which had developed a mechanical fault leading to the high fatalities.

“After attending to the injured, Dr. Zack Moussah of the Wassa Akropong Government Hospital told the police that the victims had died,” ASP Kumnipah told The Ghanaian Times.

He strongly advised drivers plying on the newly constructed Wassa Akropong highway to reduce speed whenever approaching communities to protect life and property, saying that vehicles which developed mechanical faults should be parked off the road to avoid accident.

From Clement Adzei Boye, Takoradi

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