Food vendor crushed to death in Kumasi amid COVID-19 lockdown (video)

Food vendor crushed to death in Kumasi amid COVID-19 lockdown (video)

- There was a tragedy at Adiebeba, a suburb of Kumasi, on Thursday, April 2, 2020, after a food vendor was killed in a gory accident

- The deceased was killed instantly when a car veered off the road to knock her down at her selling point by the roadside

- The accident led to a breach of the COVID-19 lockdown in the area as residents came out in their numbers to see what had happened

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Tragedy struck in Kumasi today (Thursday), April 2, 2020, as a food vendor got crushed to death in a horrific accident.

The deceased, a koko (porridge) seller identified as Suweiba, died instantly after being she was hit by a Hyundai Elantra private car while selling at a spot at Adiebeba.

According to Wofa Francis, a customer of the deceased who survived the accident, he saw the car coming at tough speed, veered towards their direction, and hit the two of them. He got knocked down somewhere while the koko seller went under the car.

In a video report from Joy News sighted by, the deceased's mother spoke highly of her daughter describing her as the breadwinner.

The bereaved mother lamented how she was going to live now after the death of her daughter who was the only female among her children.

The accident, understands, got many residents to come onto the streets to see hat had happened.

This breached the partial lockdown currently being enforced in Kumasi as apart of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Security personnel enforcing the lockdwon in the area thus got to work to disperse the crowd and ask them to leave.

Meanwhile, the driver of the private car Elizabeth Atta Kumah has been arrested and put in police custody pending investigation into the accident.

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