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06.07.2004 Regional News

Six people die in motor accident at Agona

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Agona (Ash), July 6, GNA - Six persons died on the spot and 16 others sustained serious injuries when a Benz bus on which they were travelling from Kumasi to Yeji collided head-long with a Kia truck at Agona in the Afigya-Sekyere district on Monday.

The bodies of two of the deceased persons who were identified as Kwame Opoku, 28, driver of the Kia truck and one Mariama, a 15-year-old pedestrian, have been deposited at the Mampong Government Hospital for autopsy.

The injured persons are also on admission at the Hospital where they are reported to be responding to treatment.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Emmanuel Arzah, Asante-Mampong Divisional Crime Officer, told the press that Opoku, the Kia driver was carrying tomatoes from Nsuta to Kumasi with two persons on board.

He said on reaching Agona, the Kia driver spotted a stationery truck loaded with charcoal and parked in the cargo truck lane of the road.

ASP Arzah said when the driver of the Kia truck attempted to overtake the stationery vehicle, it collided head-long with the Benz bus from the opposite direction.