Eleven persons have been reported dead and one other seriously injured in two separate fatal accidents that hit two of Ghana’s regions.
In Accra two persons died on the spot in the Accra accident which involved a tipper truck and a taxi at Awoshie on Wednesday evening. The body of one of the victims is severed and locked up in the mangled taxi.
In Dadiesoaba in the Brong Ahafo Region, nine others are reported dead on the spot and one injured in an accident which occurred Tuesday afternoon involving a tricycle [Aboboyaa] and a tipper truck. The injured are currently seeking medical attention.
TV3 Network reports that personnel from the emergency services; Fire Service and police had to cut-open the mangled taxi to remove the severed body.
An eyewitness told TV3 that the tipper truck with registration GT 1698-X which was loaded with huge culverts and the taxi, were said to be making a U-turn at the traffic intersection when the truck lost balance and landed on the taxi killing the two occupants instantly.
Kofi Boateng, the eyewitness told TV3 the accident occurred at about 5:30pm destroyed the taxi beyond recognition as the number plate and the make of the car cannot be identified.
On the account of the Dadiesoaba accident, eyewitness report indicate that the tricycle with registration number M- 696- 15 which was carrying people collided head on with the sand tipping truck with the registration AS 5427-15 at a sharp curve on the Twabidi – Dadiésoaba road in Asutifi South, Brong Ahafo Region on Tuesday.