A Police Officer and a Community Protection Assistant, both with the Kpetoe Police in the Agotime Ziofe District of the Volta Region have drowned in the Kpetoeme river at Kpetoe.
The District Police Commander (DPC) in Agotime Ziofe in the Volta Region has confirmed that an officer and a community protection assistant have drowned as a result of an accident involving their car and another vehicle.
DPC Benedicta Offei confirmed, according to the Ghana News Agency, that the incident happened when Samuel Zonu, the Community Protection Assistant was driving a Toyota Corolla saloon car with registration number GE 3620 W.
According to her, the vehicle, which headed from Kpetoe towards Aflao hit the rear of a Toyota pickup truck with registration number ER 2343 11 parked on the shoulder of the road.
The District Commander said the driver lost control and veered off into the stream.
She said the two were retrieved from the river with the help of personnel from the District Fire Service and rushed to the Volta Regional Hospital in Ho where they were pronounced dead on arrival.
Officer Offei said the bodies had since been deposited at the hospital morgue pending an autopsy, whiles Police investigated the matter.
She said with the local festival in full swing, it was important that drivers stayed away from excessive drinking, and gave the assurance of increased police visibility and vigilance.
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