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02.01.2012 General News

Burial For Senya Beraku Victims

By Emmanuel Bonney - Daily Graphic
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Seven victims of last Tuesday’s accident which claimed the lives of 27 people at Senya Beraku in the Central Region were buried Thursday.

Ten others are expected to be buried today, December 30, while another 10 will be buried tomorrow, Saturday, December 31, 2011.

The burial of the seven was attended by a large crowd of people who gathered on the DC School Park.

Friends and relatives of the deceased, as well as sympathisers, could not hold back their tears when the bodies of the seven were brought to the town.

The event was attended by the District Chief Executive for Awutu Senya, Mr Adams Nuhu, and members of the traditional council, led by the Tufuhene, Nenyi Kwaa Bentum V.

About 10.20 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, a water tanker ran through a crowd of people taking part in a street jam at Anomansa, a few kilometres from Fort Good Hope, killing 27 people and injuring 32 others.

The driver is said to have lost control of the vehicle as it descended the main street leading to the town and, in the process, it ran through the merrymakers.

The incident attracted national attention, culminating in the visit of the Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, to the town and the scene of the accident.

Other government officials, including the Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe, also visited the town and the victims of the accident on admission at the Winneba Hospital.

Citizens of Senya Beraku have been receiving calls from relatives living outside the country who want to find out about the victims of the horrific accident.

Earlier, the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) had donated some relief items to injured victims of the accident who are on admission.

The Vice-President, who announced a GH¢10,000 support for the treatment of those at the hospital, indicated that NADMO had been tasked to assist with the burial and funeral arrangements for the dead.

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