Mass burial for nine SDA members killed in Easter tragedy
Mass funeral service is currently underway at Ahwiaa in the Ashanti Region, for nine members of the Medoma North SDA church who died in a fatal accident during the Easter holidays.
The service is full of emotion as the church grapples with the Easter Saturday tragedy.
Among those to be buried is a 44-year old man who died along with his two children, aged 11 and 7 years.
Representatives of some political parties were there to commiserate with the church and also pledge to support children of families who may have lost a breadwinner.
The accident occurred Easter Saturday afternoon on the Tano Odumase stretch of road when the church members were returning home from a church conference.
It involved three vehicles- a sprinter bus, a Madza vehicle and a taxi- all of which were said to be moving in a convoy.
At some point of the journey, the taxi attempted to overtake the two vehicles-the sprinter and the Madza- but was faced with the fatal possibility of a head-on collision with an oncoming truck.
The driver of the sprinter vehicle, which was leading the convoy, in an attempt to save the situation had to quickly apply his brakes to allow the taxi to maneuver.
The Madza vehicle which was trailing the convoy then bumped into the sprinter and both vehicles veered off the road and landed in a ditch, killing eight people on the spot.
The ninth person was confirmed dead later on Easter Sunday.
Several others sustained varying degrees of injuries.