Asasehene Accident Claims 4 Lives

rescuers  searching for bodies in the mangled taxiFour people died  in a an accident when a tipper truck collided head on with an Opel Astra taxi cab at a Asasehene, near Asesewa, in the Eastern Region.

The three dead males, including the cabbie, and a female (yet to be identified), have been deposited at the mortuary of the Koforidua Central Hospital for autopsy.

The District Police Commander for the Asesewa, DSP Christopher Quaicoe, who confirmed the accident, told The Ghanaian Times that on Wednesday, at about 4 p.m., the police received information that a tipper truck with registration number GN7160-13 which was working on the Oterkpolu- Somanya road had collided with a taxi cab with registration number GE 8027 X.

He said preliminary investigations revealed that the taxi cab was returning to Koforidua from the Akatin market near Asesewa when the driver lost control and collided head-on with the tipper truck.

The police who rushed to the scene found the four stuck in the Opel Astra taxi cab and with the help of some personnel of the Fire Service, removed them  dead from the mangled vehicle.

DSP Qauicoe said the police were trying to locate the families of the deceased to identify their bodies.

He also revealed that the driver of the tipper truck, Andrews Twini, 50, who did not sustain any injury, has been arrested  and was helping the police in their  investigations.

From Ama Tekyiwaa Ampadu Nyarko, Koforidua

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