Porridge seller crushed to death after vehicle rams into her by the roadside in Kumasi

Porridge seller crushed to death after vehicle rams into her by the roadside in Kumasi

- A 28-year-old porridge seller identified as Suweiba Jibrim has died after a vehicle ran into her by the roadside

- Suweiba Jibrim died instantly and one other person got injured after a Hyundai vehicle with registration number GR 682-16 crashed into them

- The unfortunate incident happened at Adiebeba, a suburb in Kumasi on March 31, 2020

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A 28-year-old porridge seller identified as Suweiba Jibrim has died after a vehicle ran into her while she was selling at a joint at Adiebeba, a suburb in Kumasi.

Suweiba Jibrim died on the spot after the car crashed into her.

The incident which happened in the morning of Wednesday, March 31, 2020, left the entire community and family of the deceased in a state of severe distress.

The dismembered remains of Suweiba Jibrim have been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) morgue.

According to reports, the Hyundai vehicle with registration number GR 682-16, driven by a young female reportedly lost control and veered off the Ahodwo-Daban main street killing the porridge seller instantly and injuring a customer who was being served.

The injured victim, Francis Baah who sustained various injuries is on medication after he was discharged from the hospital.

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Porridge seller crushed to death after vehicle rams into her by the roadside in Kumasi

Suweiba Jibrim. Photo credit: citinewsroom.com
Source: UGC

Recounting the incident, the victim said, the vehicle which was coming from the Ahodwo-roundabout while on top speed, veered towards their direction when the driver lost control.

Baah said he went to buy porridge on the morning of Wednesday, March 31, 2020, and while he stood by the roadside, a vehicle at full speed came towards their direction and hit them.

''I could not get up when I fell, then I saw a Taxi cab driver and called him. He came to my aid and took me to the hospital," Baah narrated.

From the hospital, Baah proceeded to the police post at Ahodwo and was asked to go to the Asokwa Police station.

''I had a cut on my lips, my head was also affected and I also sustained injuries on the arm, he narrated,'' he added.

At the Ahinsan residence of the deceased, relatives, neighbours and sympathisers as well as onlookers gathered to mourn the porridge seller, who, many described as a calm and respectful person.

Mother of the deceased, Memuna Jibrim who could not hold back her tears described her daughter as a hard worker adding that she has lost a caretaker.

''I have nothing to say, I have left everything to God,'' she grieved.

Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle has been detained at the Asokwa Divisional Police Command and the vehicle has also been towed and parked at the police station.

Porridge seller crushed to death after vehicle rams into her by the roadside in Kumasi

Photo credit: citinewsroom.com
Source: UGC

Police say they have begun investigations into the incident.

The deceased, who left behind two children will be buried in accordance with Islamic rites.

In other stories, the Evangelical Assemblies of God Church in Ho Ahoe of the Volta Region has been engulfed in fire.

Details of what triggered that fire are yet to be known but a video of the fire ravaging the church building has surfaced online.

The time the fire began is also not readily known. However, fire tenders have responded to distress calls and have been captured battling the fire to contain the blaze as the team tried to salvage some parts of the church building.

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