- A mining truck belonging to the Ghana Bauxite Company has been involved in a ghastly motor accident
- The truck ran over some three miners at Dunkwa Ayamfuri in the Central Region, killing them instantly
- The deceased were workers of Rock Sure, a subcontractor for Perseus Mining Company
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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that a mining truck that belongs to the Ghana Bauxite Company at Awaso in the Western Region has been involved in a ghastly motor accident.
According to a report filed by theghanareport, the truck ran over some three miners at Dunkwa Ayamfuri in the Central Region, killing them instantly.
The miners who met their untimely death were en route to work on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at about 9 am in the morning.
The deceased were workers of Rock Sure, a subcontractor for Perseus Mining Company.
The incident, according to reports, happened between the Dunkwa Ayamfuri Cemetery and a fuel station opposite the cemetery.
The three miners, believed to be between the ages of 25 and 35, have been identified as Akwasi Bacha, King Medals, and Frank.
Meanwhile, there have been several narrations about how the accident which led to the death of the three miners occurred.
Per the narration of the assembly member of the area, the miners were in a salon car driving opposite the mining truck which was Takoradi-bound.
Other narrations also indicate the saloon car carrying the deceased tried to overtake the truck only to end up in a head-on collision with the truck.
The dead bodies have been deposited at the Dunkwa On-Offin mortuary for autopsy and preservation. Meanwhile, the Police have arrested the driver of the mining truck to assist in investigations.
Fatalities on roads seem to be on the increase, with 1,250 lives lost for the first five months of 2021, which is a clear 26.32% increase over the same period in 2020.
People who survived the crashes but sustained various injuries for the period were 1, 309, a rise of 26.72%.
It can be said that the increase in road traffic fatalities can be attributed to violations of certain road traffic regulations like reckless overtaking, overspeeding, drunk driving, etc.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported eight persons were feared dead in an accident that occurred at Soko, a farming community in the Ashanti Region.
The unfortunate incident happened on Monday, June 7, 2021, at about 7:45 am after a head-on collision of a sprinter bus and a tipper truck.
In a report filed by 3news, an eyewitness said a Sprinter bus with registration number GT 4013-14, which was coming from Kumasi at top speed collided with a tipper truck with registration number WR 1653-A.
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Source: Yen Newspaper