- A ghastly road accident has killed mourners in the Eastern Region
- The accident occurred around 2:30 pm on Tuesday, May 25, 2021
- Five mourners including a child reportedly died in the accident
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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates there has been a fatal accident on the Nkwakwa-Kwahu Atibie road in the Eastern Region.
Five mourners including a child died in the ghastly road carnage.
The accident occurred around 2:30 pm on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, according to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Celebrities Buzz.
The deceased persons were reportedly carrying funeral logistics from Tease in the Afram Plains South District to Nkawkwa.
The brake of the Rhino truck they were traveling in failed whilst descending the Atibie mountain. The truck somersaulted and crashed at the side of the road.
The Municipal Fire Public Relations Officer (PRO), Kwakye Addo confirmed the accident to Nkawkaw-based Agoo FM.
He said their preliminary investigation indicates that “the accident was caused by brake failure.”
The PRO said three males and a child died instantly and that the rest had been rushed to the Atibie government hospital.
One other person died at the hospital after being rushed there for treatment.
A son of the late brother of the Eastern Regional Secretary of ruling NPP was part of the deceased.
In other news on YEN.com.gh, police at Akyem Abomosu in the Eastern Region have been captured on camera physically assaulting a suspected notorious robber with a broom.
In the clip sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Twitter page of Starr FM, the police officers could be seen hitting the head of the suspect, identified as Olentei, multiple times with a broom whilst in handcuffs and sitting on a chair.
The suspect fell from the chair onto the floor while the police continued assaulting him.
YEN.com.gh gathered that Olentei was apprehended two weeks ago after attacking the family of a Pentecost pastor in the Akyem Abomosu community.
In a separate development, Inmates at the Sekondi Central Prison are refusing to take the meals being served them, YEN.com.gh has gathered.
This is in protest of the GHC1.80 entitled to each inmate at the prison as a feeding allowance per day.
The amount covers their breakfast, lunch, and supper.
Confirming the protest to Accra-based Citi FM, the prison’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), DSP Nester Adjetey Cyriano said the protest began on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
He said the inmates were livid with the poor quality and quantity of the food being served them.
“…When we served them their meals, and they refused to take it. It was porridge. And then they got agitated and were saying that the food we have been serving them is not sufficient, and it’s not quality enough,” DSP Cyriano said.