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15.12.2009 General News

3 Perish At Buduburam

By Daily Guide
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Three persons died on the spot and seven others were seriously injured yesterday morning when two vehicles collided at Buduburam in the Central Region.

Some of the injured persons were said to be in critical condition.

The accident involved a Mercedes  Benz Cesspit tanker with registration number GR 217 H and a Fiat Iveco truck (WR 761 Z) which was heading towards Kasoa.

The cesspit tanker was joining the main Winneba road from the Liberian refugee camp, during which it collided with the other truck.

In the course of the collision, Isaac Owusu Yamoh, Chairman of the Buduburam branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), his secretary known only as Philips and a porter nicknamed Tomorrow, lost their lives on the spot.

Three male adults and a female engaged in petty trading, and sale of phone cards and orange at the popular Buduburam Bus Stop sustained injuries in the accident.

A Liberian photographer, Steven Dorbor, told DAILY GUIDE that he was waiting to catch a vehicle to Accra when he spotted the cesspit tanker joining the Winneba-Cape Coast Highway from the Buduburam refugee camp.

He said he noticed something unusual about the vehicle as it moved on and not long after that, the collision occurred.

“I saw the accident, people's hands, legs, broken skulls. It was a gory sight,” he said.

The force of the collision, the eyewitness said, forced the two trucks onto the packed bus stop.

Abass Adamu, 33, chief porter at the station, said, “We were loading the buses when the accident occurred.”

The dead and the injured have been conveyed to the Winneba Government Hospital and the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

The GNA reported that the drivers of the two vehicles are on the run, even as the Police continue investigations. See pictures on page 7

By Cephas Garneo

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