Dead WASS student laid to rest

Dead WASS student laid to rest

- A sister and a friend of the dead WASS student, Mariam, have taken to social media, to express their sadness at her death

- Mariam lost her life on November 8, 2018, when he vehicle knocked her down

A sister and a close friend of 18-year-old Mariam, who lost her life on Thursday, November 8, 2018, have taken to social media to express their grief about her death.

Mariam, who was a first-year Home Economics student, was buried on Friday, November 9, 2018, in line with Islamic traditions,

She was killed by a speeding taxi on the Madina-Adentan (N4) Highway on as she crossed the highway in front of her school.

A girl wearing a cap and spectacles
The late Mariam Source:
Source: UGC

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Her friend, Mawunyo Yakor-Dagbah, posted a message on social media, as she mourned Mariam’s death.

"The news of your death so shocking Mariam! I heard the sad news of the death of a student on the Adentan-Madina highway yesterday, but to be told this morning it was you gives me so much pain. I remember your late dad said to me "You are his gold".

He was a doting father who took you everywhere including your regular visits to the low-vision clinic at the Ghana Blind Union Eye Clinic and consulted me together with your mum on ways to take care of you.

Hmmm, I know if daddy were alive, he would have escorted you to school and back. You were a promising young lady. The albinism community will miss you. Rest in peace little sister.

We plead with you drivers to know that there are low-vision people including Persons with Albinism in our communities, so, the reckless driving must stop and we await the Ministry of Roads and Highways to fix the footbridges in a week’s time. No more life should be lost on this highway".

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Mawunyo’s twin, Ese Yakor-Hamidu, also wrote this about her late sister:

"My Mariam's beautiful life has been cut short by that reckless driver. You had a very fine skin which was spotless because mummy and daddy took very good care of you and gave you the needed support.

You were a sweet soft and intelligent girl. A daddy's pride. And before we knew it, you were gone, but we'll never forget you.

I was with mummy yesterday and when our uncle saw me, he said he thought you had returned. Is this a nightmare or maybe an illusion? Oh, this is really hard. May God rest you, Mariam". understands that the road's uncompleted footbridges are unusable at the moment.

Mariam’s death sparked spontaneous riots by residents living along the Madina-Adentan Highway around her school.

They blocked the road with burning tyres, and the police and fire service personnel had to intervene to restore calm.

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