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23.02.2009 Tragedy

10 Killedd In Fresh Accidents

By Daily Guide

Ten people were killed in two separate accidents in the Central region last weekend.

The past week has not been pleasant for the country as series of road accidents have been recorded with their attendant fatalities. The latest casualties bring to over hundred the number of people who perished within the week.

Six persons died on the spot in an accident involving a Tico taxi cab with registration number AS 6830 Y and a timber truck with registration number WR 1372 X on the Denkyira-Domenase road in the Upper Denkyira District, Ghana News Agency (GNA) reports.

According to the police, the Tico taxi cab was travelling from Denkyira to Abora when it ran into the timber truck on a sharp curve, resulting in the death of all six persons on board.

The Upper Denkyira District Police Commander, D.K. Tetteh, who confirmed the incident, told the GNA that the driver of the timber truck was on the run.

Meanwhile the bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Denkyira Domenase Government Hospital morgue.

In a related development, four people died, two on the spot and two others later on admission at the Winneba Government Hospital, when a Metro Mass Transit bus on which they were traveling from Accra to Agona-Swedru ran into a stationary vehicle with registration number GR 9765 V at Potsin near Winneba on Thursday.

Two of the deceased have been identified as Charles Debrah, 45, from Agona-Swedru and driver of the bus with registration number GR 4712 Z and Ama Esuon, 85, from Essuekyir near Winneba while the other two were yet to be identified.

Eighteen people who sustained various degrees of injury were receiving treatment at the Winneba Government Hospital. They were Theophilus Infrain, 35, from Winneba; Baba Abubakar, 37, from Accra; John Akorful, 41, from Agege (Accra); Samuel Aggrey, 25, from Agona-Swedru; Solomon Quainoo, 26, from Gomoa Jukwa and George Dometei, 37, from Agona-Swedru.

Others were Donkor Botwe, 51, from STC Estate (Accra); Nkrumah Hayford, 31, from Accra; Lamesi Torgbe, 34, from Agona-Swedru; Philomena Bonney, 38, from Agona-Swedru; Uriel Doh-Ahianbre, 48, a student of the University of Education, Winneba and Kwasi Oteng, 20, from Gomoa Pomadze.

The rest are Okune Dadzie, 53, from Accra; Maame Sarkwa, 70, from Akroso-Akim; Moris Ossuam, 20, from Agona-Swedru; Benjamin Afful, 60, Mallam (Accra); Arhinful Robert, 35, Agona Swedru and Essiful Kassim, 28, Odorkor in Accra.

The Effutu Municipal Police Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Emmanuel Nana Ofori, confirmed the story to GNA and said the bodies have since been deposited at the Winneba Government Hospital morgue for autopsy.