Nine SDA worshippers die in fatal accident at Tano Odumase

Nine members of Meduma North Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, including a child, were killed in a fatal accident at Tano Odumase in the Ashanti Region, on Saturday.

The church members were said to be returning from a programme held at Agona when the Madza and Sprinter vehicles they were occupying got involved in the accident.

The Agona District Police Commander, ASP Francis Akwasi Asante, confirmed the accident in an in an interview with The Ghanaian Times.

ASP Asante said the church members were in a convoy of three vehicles including a taxi when the accident occurred.

He said the taxi attempted to overtake the two vehicles — the Sprinter and the Madza — but was confronted with possibility of a head-on collision with an on-coming truck.

According to the police, the driver of the Sprinter vehicle which was leading the convoy, in an attempt to save the situation, quickly applied his brakes to allow the taxi to manoeuvre, but the Madza, which was trailing the convoy, bumped into the Sprinter and both vehicles veered off the road and fell into a ditch.

The injured were rushed to different hospitals, such as Ankaasi, Agona and Komfo Anokye.

From Kingsley E. Hope, Kumasi

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