5 die in fatal accident on Accra-Takoradi road; 15 others seriously injured

5 die in fatal accident on Accra-Takoradi road; 15 others seriously injured

- A fatal accident has killed five people on the Accra-Takoradi road

- 15 others are said to be in critical condition and have been rushed to the hospital

- The accident resulted from a head-on collision between an articulator truck and a Toyota Minibus

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Five persons have been confirmed dead with about 15 others in critical condition following an accident on the Accra-Takoradi road.

According to reports see by YEN.com.gh on some news portals, the accident resulted after an articulated truck collided head-on with a Toyota Minibus.

The truck is with registration number AS 8726-10, while the Toyota Minibus has registration number GX 3045-18.

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The accident reportedly happened at Gomoa Antseadze, close to Apam in the Central Region.

The Minibus was on its way to Accra from Takoradi, while the truck was heading in the opposite direction towards Takoradi.

Some eyewitnesses said the truck wrongly overtook a vehicle ahead of it and veered into the path of the oncoming minibus, resulting in a head-on collision.

The victims have been taken to the St Luke Catholic Hospital in Apam for medical attention.

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The Apam District Police commander, DSP Moses Osakinor has said that preliminary investigations show that the minibus was overloaded at the time of the incident.

“On the ground, we were told five people died on the spot and they were all females. 14 people were injured and they are in the hospital.”

“The investigator told me that the minibus had overloaded because it had 19 people on board… The articulated truck was overtaking another vehicle but I think because it was too early the visibility was not too clear,” he said.

YEN.com.gh is following up on this sad development and will update readers when fresh information comes in.

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