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20.05.2006 Disaster

STC staff console families of accident victims

By GNA
STC staff console families of accident victims

The Board of Directors, management and staff of the Intercity STC Coaches Limited have extended their condolences to the families of the victims of the Monday, May 15 accident involving a coach of the company and a 207 Mercedes Benz bus on the Abuakwa-Sunyani road.

A total of 35 people from Abuakwa, Tanoso, Sepaase, Mim, Hyiau, Apatrape and Agogo perished at Akropong junction near Kumasi when the 207 bus in an attempt to avoid hitting the rear of a taxi it was following closely when it branched of veered into the other lane crushing into an oncoming Intercity STC bus.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr James Sarfo Peprah, Ashanti Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), who confirmed the figure, said both the drivers of the Intercity STC and the 207 buses died on the spot.

In a statement in Accra on Friday, the management of Intercity STC noted that the pain becomes more grievous with the realisation that the accident could have been avoided and assured the public of the company's commitment to the safety of its passengers, adding that it would contribute in ensuring safety on the country's roads.

It, however, urged the public to do everything possible to prevent unscrupulous persons from taking advantage of accident victims to loot their property under the guise of going to their aid. The management and staff of Intercity STC prayed that the families of the victims would find consolation in God in their difficult period.STC staff console families of accident victims
Accra, May 19, GNA - The Board of Directors, management and staff of the Intercity STC Coaches Limited have extended their condolences to the families of the victims of the Monday, May 15 accident involving a coach of the company and a 207 Mercedes Benz bus on the Abuakwa-Sunyani road.

A total of 35 people from Abuakwa, Tanoso, Sepaase, Mim, Hyiau, Apatrape and Agogo perished at Akropong junction near Kumasi when the 207 bus in an attempt to avoid hitting the rear of a taxi it was following closely when it branched of veered into the other lane crushing into an oncoming Intercity STC bus.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr James Sarfo Peprah, Ashanti Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), who confirmed the figure, said both the drivers of the Intercity STC and the 207 buses died on the spot.

In a statement in Accra on Friday, the management of Intercity STC noted that the pain becomes more grievous with the realisation that the accident could have been avoided and assured the public of the company's commitment to the safety of its passengers, adding that it would contribute in ensuring safety on the country's roads.

It, however, urged the public to do everything possible to prevent unscrupulous persons from taking advantage of accident victims to loot their property under the guise of going to their aid. The management and staff of Intercity STC prayed that the families of the victims would find consolation in God in their difficult period.

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