Tipper truck kills pregnant woman, others at Chiraa

Chiraa, a farming community in the Sunyani West District of the Brong Ahafo Region, was turned into a state of mourning last Thursday, when a tipper truck run over a popular food joint, killing a pregnant woman, the vendor and three others.

 

The tattered bodies of the deceased, yet to be identified, had been deposited at the Regional Hospital mortuary in Sunyani.

 

Three others, who sustained various injuries, are on admission at the regional hospital.

 

The Ghana News Agency (GNA) gathered that the sad incident occurred around 2:30pm.

 

Narrating the incident to the GNA, an eyewitness said the deceased were standing at the shoulder of the Chiraa main road to buy kenkey, when the truck with registration number GW 395-14 run-over the joint and killed the people instantly.

 

In the process the foetus of the pregnant woman gushed out, a bystander, who could not control her tears narrated.

 

He said the driver of the tipper truck had since been placed in police custody to assist police in investigations.

 

As at filing this report, Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, and Member of Parliament for the Sunyani West, had visited the accident scene.- GNA

 

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