The police are investigating an accident involving two trucks loaded with cocoa, resulting in the burning of the luggage they were transporting, at Tema.
An unidentified driver’s mate drove a Renault truck into a Man Diesel truck, and bolted, and it took personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.
The Tema Regional Commander of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate of the Ghana Police Service, Chief Superintendent C. S. Owusu-Bempah, confirmed the accident to the Ghanaian Times at Tema.
He said at about 6:30am, Iddrisu Bazango, an employee of Produce Buying Company (PBC) drove the company’s Man Diesel truck carrying about 600 bags of cocoa beans and parked within the premises of Tarzan Company warehouse in front of sheds G and H, waiting to join a queue headed for the weigh bridge at the entrance.
Chief Supt Owusu-Bempah said when the Man Diesel truck was joining the queue, an unidentified driver’s mate driving a Renault Kerax truck with number GS 4519-11 belonging to Trans Royal Ghana Limited, and carrying about 640 bags of cocoa beans, crashed into the Man Diesel truck.
He said the Renault truck and the impact of the crash ignited fire in both trucks, destroying parts of the vehicles and causing the cocoa beans to burn.
Chief Supt Owusu-Bempah said the GNFS personnel brought the fire under control and nobody was injured in the incident, but the driver’s mate bolted away and he is wanted by the police.
From Godfred Blay Gibbah, Tema