Eight people die enroute to bury relative

Eight people die enroute to bury relative

A tragic incident happened Saturday in the Eastern region when eight persons died and several others critically injured when a family was on their way to bury a relative.

The unfortunate happened when they were run over by two tipper trucks which tried to overtake other vehicles.

According to a Joy News report, the accident occurred at about 1pm at Akyem Achiase in the Eastern region.

Confirming the story, public relations officer of the Eastern Regional Police, ASP Nketia Yeboah said one of the trucks run into some people who were walking along the road to the cemetery to bury the body.

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Whiles the other truck was said to have crushed and run into a Hyundai bus which had the dead body and some mourners on board, killing five of the mourners instantly.

He added three out of twenty people who were severely injured in the accident died at the Oda government hospital later.

The 17 are currently receiving treatment at the same hospital,” he noted.

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