Boy, 10, killed, others injured in accident at Abetifi

A Hyundai Creta saloon vehicle, slammed into a metal container shop at Abetifi in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region, killing a 10-year-old boy and injuring five others.

All the injured were taken to the Abetifi Health Centre for treatment, where two (females) were treated and discharged, but the other three were referred to the Kwahu Government Hospital.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ebenezer Tetteh, the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the story to the Ghana News Agency.

He said that Emmanuel Atta Serebour Senior, was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, and the body has been deposited at the Kwahu Government Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.

DSP Tetteh said the driver, Charles Appiah, was driving from Abetifi towards Pepease when the vehicle veered off the road and ran into the container shop.

He said the vehicle had been towed from the crime scene to the Abetifi Police Station, and the driver was in police custody assisting in investigation.

 In a related development, a VW minibus carrying 20 passengers was involved in an accident at Atibie in the Kwahu South District, and occupants of the vehicle suffered injuries.

The injured passengers were taken to the Holy Family Hospital at Nkawkaw, DSP Tetteh said.

He said the minibus was travelling from Nkawkaw from Atibie when the accident occurred. -GNA

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