One soldier killed, others injured in Tamale-Bolga road crash

Lt. Gen. Obed Boamah Akwah-CDS

Lt. Gen. Obed Boamah Akwah-CDS

A military man died, while several others sustained various degrees of injuries on Saturday, when a military vehicle in which they were travelling was involved in an accident on the Tamale-Bolga main road in the Northern Region.

The personnel were on their way to Bawku in the Upper East Region on official duty when a cargo vehicle loaded with foodstuff from Walewale veered of its lane and ran into them at the outskirts of Pong-Tamale,

According to military spokesperson, Captain N Asamoah who confirmed the accident, the personnel had been deployed as reinforcement to Bawku to maintain law and order ahead of the celebration of the Damba Festival.

The soldiers aboard the military vehicle No. 47GA were WO II Anokye Jackson, I/c Cpl. Fletcher, L /Cpl. E. Amoako, L/ Cpl. Sackitey Evans, L/Cpl. Kyeremeh Joseph, L/Cpl. Obeng Addo, Pte. Ngissah Richard, Pte. Adika Blessing, Pte. Ntim Joseph including the driver L/ Cpl. Ibrahim Alhassan.

Captain Asamoah said the personnel, including the driver, of the cargo vehicle were immediately rushed to Savelugu government hospital for treatment where one passed on.

The injured he said were later transferred quickly to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for treatment.

As of the time of the interview, he said preparations were being made to airlift all the injured personnel to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra for further treatment.

Captain Asamoah said the body of the deceased had been deposited at the Tamale Teaching hospital mortuary.

He could not disclose the identity of the decease because the military command was yet to inform the family.

From: Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Tamale.




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