1 dies, 16 injured in accident at Abakam

One person died on the spot, while 16 others sustained various degrees of injuries in a fatal accident at Abakam near the University of Cape Coast stretch of the Accra-Takoradi highway, on Monday.

The accident involved a VVIP bus heading towards Takoradi, and a taxi travelling from Elmina to Cape Coast.

Assistant Divisional Officer I, a Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), who confirmed the accident to the Ghana News Agency, said the VVIP bus veered off its lane, hit the driver’s side of the taxi, throwing it out of its lane, and hit a coconut tree.

Assistant Divisional Officer I Wasiu said the injured were rushed to the UCC Hospital, and were receiving treatment, while the body of the deceased was deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) morgue. – GNA

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