E/R: Fatal accident claims 5 lives at Obretema; scores injured

E/R: Fatal accident claims 5 lives at Obretema; scores injured

- Five people have died in a fatal accident at Obretema near Suhum

- The incident occurred after the offside rear tyre of a sprinter bus en route Accra from Kumasi got burst while the driver was driving at top speed

- The accident left several people including the driver injured

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Five people died in a fatal accident at Obretema near Suhum.

The accident occurred on the Accra-Kumasi Highway at Obretema near Suhum in the Eastern Region claiming the lives of several people.

The gory accident occurred on Sunday, April, 12, 2021.

According to a Starr News report, a Mercedes Sprinter bus with registration number GW 7444-21 en route Accra from Kumasi, unfortunately, had its offside rear tyre wear off at Obretema while driving at top speed.

E/R: Fatal accident claims 5 lives at Obretema; scores injured
E/R: Fatal accident claims 5 lives at Obretema; scores injured
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The driver identified as Eric Ohemang, 35, lost control of the steering wheel causing the vehicle to summersault, killing people on the spot.

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The report indicated that three males and two female adults who were passengers of the sprinter bus died on the spot.

The accident, however, left several people including the driver injured.

They were rushed to Suhum Government Hospital, where they are currently receiving treatment, while the bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the hospital's morgue for identification and collection.

Confirming the incident to the media, the acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sergeant Francis Gomado said the driver will be arrested to assist investigation when discharged from the Hospital.

In other news, a family of four have been burnt to death following a domestic fire outbreak at Manso Aponapon in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti region.

The fire which destroyed the eight-bedroom house is said to have happened late Saturday night, around 11 pm.

The victims of the inferno include a Kofi Owusu, his pregnant wife, Esther Kwabena, and their two children whose names are unknown. The children are believed to be aged 9 and 5 years.

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The bodies have been deposited at St Martin's hospital at Agroyesum.

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