Prempeh College fatal accident investigations begin

Police have launched investigations into circumstances that led to the fall of two students of Prempeh College in Kumasi from the third floor of a dormitory block.

The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Kofi Boakye, said although the incident can be said to be an accident, police are determined to establish that there is no foul play.

The incident which happened at the Opoku Ware II House on Sunday left one student dead while another was severely injured.

The two were engaged in what eyewitnesses say was a friendly confrontation that went terribly wrong.

Some students who witnessed the incident said “one was sitting on the banister and the other came to hug him but in the process the one who was sitting on the banister slipped and while he was falling, he dragged the one who was hugging him along.”

“They both fell onto the tiles and one bled profusely,” one student said.

Medical Doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital said Samuel Asare Bediako, a final year Business student, sustained severe brain injuries and died the same day, Friday October 9, 2015 at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.

The other student, Tahiri Kofi Boateng, a final year Science student who is currently on admission sustained multiple fractures on his right arm and some injuries to the head.

He is however, responding to treatment, Medical Officers said.

Some of the students said the incident had frightened them and they would no longer sit on the balustrades.

By Times Reporter

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