2 cops die after attending wedding

TWO Police officers on Saturday died when a vehicle on which they were travelling got involved in an accident near the Winneba Junction.

One died on the spot, while the other died on arrival at the Winneba Municipal Government Hospital.

The Winneba Municipal Police Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) John Paul Akonde, confirmed the news to the Ghana News Agency in a telephone interview on Sunday.

The identities of the dead, the driver and a female police officer were not given, whilst 15 police officers were reported injured in the accident.

According to ASP Akonde, a police convoy of three vehicles was returning from the wedding of a colleague at Mankessim in the Mfantseman municipality of the Central Region to Accra when the accident occurred.

The police vehicle on which the two officers were travelling collided head-on with a Toyota Camry vehicle from the opposite direction of the road, he said.

The Winneba MTTD Commander said five police officers, who were in critical condition, had been referred to the Police Hospital in Accra for further treatment.

According to ASP Akonde six other officers, who sustained minor injuries were treated and discharged at the hospital on Saturday while three officers, a female and two males, are on admission at the hospital responding to treatment.

ASP Akonde said the driver of the Toyota Camry, who was also on admission at the Winneba Trauma and Specialised Hospital, was responding to treatment.

He said the bodies of the two police officers had been deposited at the Winneba Municipal Hospital mortuary awaiting autopsy.

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