A mother and her 14-year-old son have reportedly been hit by a stray bullet fired by the police to disperse protesting residents at the Adentan-Madina highway.
Accra-based Joy FM reports that the victims were trying to avoid the chaos which ensued following Thursday’s massive demonstrations when they were hit by the bullet.
The incident is reported to have happened around the West African Senior High School (WASS) stretch of the highway.
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On Thursday, majority of residents at Adenta hit the streets to demonstrate after a taxi driver knocked down another person on the highway.
The victim, a first-year student of WASS, had reportedly gone to register for the Gold Track semester when she met her untimely death.
The angry residents subsequently burnt lorry tyres and blocked the road in an attempt to get the government’s attention to fix the footbridges on the highway.
The police, called in to restore order, resorted to firing shots and teargas to disperse the angry protestants.
However, one of the stray bullets is reported to have hit a mother and her 14-year-old son in the process.
They were hit around the SDA junction, metres away from the scene where the riots broke.
Meanwhile, about 195 lives have so far been claimed on the Adentan-Madina highway.
Despite being constructed about a decade ago, the highway has neither road signs nor functioning streetlights.
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