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3 die, 2 injured in fatal accident on Kumasi-Accra road; gory images attached, viewer discretion advised
Source: Ghana |
Date: 08-01-2014 Time: 03:01:14:am

Three people died on the spot when a KIA truck collided head-on with a towing truck at Bomfa Junction near Konongo on the main Kumasi-Accra road, Tuesday afternoon.

The deceased driver and his two assistants were onboard the KIA truck which was loaded with sawn lumber.

The truck is believe to have its failed the breaks while descending a hill on the Bomfa road which joins the main Kumasi-Accra road, crushing into an oncoming towing truck.

Eyewitnesses say the two trucks collided in a Hollywood action movie style..

The two trucks after the collision then crushed into a taxi, injuring two people including the driver of that taxi.

According Kumasi-based Nhyira FM's Ohemeng Tawiah, a traumatised eyewitness told Nhyira News it took the intervention of personnel of the Ghana Fire Service for the mangled body of the KIA truck driver to be retrieved.

Personnel of the Ghana Fire Service had to cut through the damaged KIA truck to free the driver's body.

"Their bodies are so terribly disfigured that [for] one of them [deceased]...his two legs were totally destroyed”, the eyewitness said.

DSP Augustine Mensah, Konongo Divisional Commander of the Police Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU), told Nhyira News the two injured people who were in the taxi which the two trucks hit, are receiving treatment at the Konongo-Odumase Government Hospital.

He could not state the nature of their injuries.

He added that Police have started investigations in the incident.

The mutilated bodies of the three deceased persons have been deposited at the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital morgue.



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