- A WASS student has opened up on the circumstances leading to the death of a female student, who was hit by a car at Adenta in Accra on Thursday
- The student revealed that the deceased female student was on vacation but had returned to the school for a sporting activity
- The student met her untimely death while crossing the road as she made her way back home
- The devastated WASS student said they had written many letters to the government to repair a broken bridge in the area, but had received not response
A student of the West Africa Senior High School (WASS) has narrated how a female student of the school was knocked down by a car at the Madina-Adenta Highway in Accra on Thursday, November 8, 2018.
The student who claimed to be friends with the deceased student revealed that she had ended her term under the new double track system, YEN.com.gh can report.
But she came back to the school to witness a sporting activity ongoing there, only to meet her untimely death.
“Their term ended yesterday, but she returned to the school to watch a sporting activity on campus only for her to die just like that,” the colleague said in a trending video, amid tears.
The student who was making the narration said he lost another friend in a similar accident, adding that apart from students, other residents in the area also died in a similar fashion.
He cited an example of an eight-year-old boy who also died on Wednesday - a day before the Thursday crash.
The student said that wrote many letters to the authorities to repair the broken foot bridge but received no response.
He further narrated how he lost a close friend on campus whose name he could not immediately recall anymore because, according to him, he was frustrated by the rampant deaths on that stretch of the road.
The student knelt down as he wept, begging the government to repair the bridge in order to save the lives of students and all who use the Madina-Adenta Highway.
The death of the WASS female form one student is just one of the many deaths that have been recorded on the Madina-Adenta Highway in recent times.
While governments says only about 23 people have died after being hit by cars in the area, some media reports put the number at over 200.
In an earlier report, YEN.com.gh told the story of how a lady called Ataa, met her untimely death on that same highway when she was crossing the road from a food vendor she bought some meal from.
Her death sparked widespread controversy and outrage in the vicinity as the residents embarked on a violent protest against the government’s neglect of repairing their broken bridge.
Meanwhile, the government has announced that work on the Madina-Adenta Highway will resume “immediately”.
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