Over 10,000 Ghanaians perish through road accidents between 2014-2018

Over 10,000 Ghanaians perish through road accidents between 2014-2018

It has been revealed that more than 10,000 Ghanaians were killed through road accidents between 2014 and 2018.

This is according to figures from the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) on the number of casualties within the period.

A total of 10,105 commuters died through various accidents. For the breakdown, 1,856 casualties were recorded in 2014, 1,634 in 2015 and 2,198 in 2016.

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2017 had 2,076 persons dying due to road accidents, while 2,341 casualties were recorded for the year 2018.

The figures from the National Road Safety Commission represents deaths recorded from reported accidents only.

This comes after many people were reported dead on Friday following separate road accidents in two regions.

Both accidents claimed close to 80 lives, with many more sustaining various degrees of injuries following the incident.

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The first accident occurred in the early hours of Friday, March 22, 2019 (around 2:00 AM) in the new Bono East region following a head-on collision between two buses.

Hours later on the same day, a second gory accident was reported at Ekumfi Dunkwa of the Central region.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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