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20.02.2009 Tragedy

Four killed, 18 injured in an accident on Winneba-Accra road


Four people died, two on the spot and two others later on admission at the Winneba Government Hospital when a Metro Mass Transport bus on which they were traveling from Accra to Agona-Swedru run into a stationary vehicle with registration number GR 9765 V at Potsin near Winneba on Thursday.

Two of the deceased have been identified as Charles Debrah, 45, from Agona-Swedru, the driver of the bus with registration number GR 4712 Z and Ama Esuon, 85, from Essuekyir near Winneba while the other two were yet to be identified.

Eighteen people who sustained various degree of injury were receiving treatment at the Winneba Government hospital.

They were Theophilus Infrain, 35, from Winneba, Baba Abubakar, 37, from Accra, John Akorful, 41, from Agege (Accra), Samuel Aggrey, 25, from Agona-Swedru, Solomon Quainoo, 26, from Gomoa Jukwa and George Dometei, 37, from Agona-Swedru.

Others were Donkor Botwe, 51, from STC Estate (Accra), Nkrumah Hayford, 31, from Accra, Lamesi Torgbe, 34, from Agona-Swedru, Philomena Bonney, 38, from Agona-Swedru, Uriel Doh-Ahianbre, 48, student of the University of Education, Winneba and Kwasi Oteng, 20, from Gomoa Pomadze.

The rest are Okune Dadzie, 53, from Accra, Maame Sarkwa, 70, from Akroso-Akim, Moris Ossuam 20, from Agona-Swedru, Benjamin Afful, 60, Mallam (Accra), Arhinful Robert, 35, Agona Swedru and Essiful Kassim, 28, Odorkor in Accra.

The Effutu Municipal Police Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), Assistant Superintendent of Police(ASP) Emmanuel Nana Ofori, confirmed the story to GNA and said the dead bodies have since been deposited at the Winneba Government Hospital morgue for autopsy.