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20.03.2009 Tragedy

Five more bodies retrieved from Winneba accident


The driver of the gas tanker which exploded after colliding with a salon car near Winneba Junction, has surrendered to the Winneba Police.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Emmanuel Nana Ofori of Efutu Municipal MTTU commander, told the Ghana News Agency in Winneba that Isaac Krampah, 40, is being held in Police custody to assist in investigations.

He said five more bodies had been retrieved from the accident scene, bringing the death toll to 12.

He said about 35 people who received severe burns and were rushed to the Winneba Government hospital, had been referred to Korle-Bu and 37 Military hospitals in Accra.

ASP Ofori said the accident occurred when the tanker and a salon car collided at about 2030 hours on Wednesday.

He said the tanker later exploded into flames and caught two other vehicles near it.