Two sisters were on Monday evening killed by an overspeeding vehicle at Shama junction on the Accra-Takoradi highway.
The girls died when they attempted crossing the road at Shama after school had closed.
The incident, according to family sources, had traumatised the entire family members, who were yet to come to terms with the death of their beloved.
The bodies of two girls, aged 12, and nine, respectively, and school children of the Aboadze International School, have been deposited at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital (ENRH) awaiting post mortem.
Meanwhile, the police have begun investigations into the matter.
The Ghanaian Times gathered that the school children, who were in the company of their elder sister, Maame Aba Nyamewa, 13 were returning from their mother’s shop at Ichaban to Shama, when the accident occurred.
According to Nyamewa, at Shama junction, the three of them together with other neighbours, alighted from the vehicle they boarded from Ichaban but, the junior sister, was in hurry to cross the road and tried to prompt her to stop, but “it was too late.”
“As soon as I shouted, a mini bus from the opposite direction hit them.” she reported.
Later, she said, an NDC branded vehicle conveyed the deceased to the mortuary at ENRH.
A family spokesman, Mr. Emmanuel Koomson, confirmed the crash and told The Ghanaian Times that the driver, who plied the Shama-Takoradi route, had been arrested and placed in custody at the Inchaban Police station while investigations continued.
“Yes, it happened; the drive has been arrested; it’s indeed a tragedy. We can’t just understand.” he added
From Clement Adzei Boye, Takoradi