- Five young girls have been killed in a gory accident at Assin Atobease
- The girls were run over by an articulator truck, which was transporting cement from Takoradi to Kumasi
- They were all pupils of the Assin Atobease Primary School
Five pupils of the Assin Atobease Primary School have reportedly been killed in a gory accident which happened last Friday at Assin Atobease in the Assin South District of the Central Region.
The pupils, all girls, were run over by an articulator truck while they were attempting to cross the Yamoransa-Kumasi Highway which passes through the town after closing from school.
The Assin South District Director of Education Stephen Abanfo who witnessed the unfortunate accident narrated that he was in his office when he a heard an unusually loud noise so he rushed out.
After coming out, he realised that the articulator truck with registration number AS 8123-16 had veered off the road and run into the pupils after some metal joints on the car broke.
The incident was later confirmed by the Assin South district police commander, DSP Okyere Andam.
According to DSP Andam, the truck which was fully loaded with about 850 bags of cement was travelling from Takoradi to Kumasi.
At about 2:00 pm, while trying to cross a ramp on the road, the truck developed a mechanical fault which the driver to lose control of the car leading to the accident.
The driver of the truck, YEN.com.gh gathers, also got severely injured and had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The accident has caused some anger among residents of Atobease who have vowed to block the road like what happened on the Adenta-Madina Highway in Accra if the Ghana Highway Authority failed to construct speed ramps to check overspeeding on the road.
It must be noted that, it is not only the residents of Atobiase who have been dismayed by the accident.
A check on social media reveals that many of the people who have come across the news are very unhappy and heartbroken by the incident.
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