A gory accident has occurred at Eduagyei on the Elmina -Komenda junction road in the Central Region.The accident claimed the lives of twelve productive Ghanaians, bringing to question, the safety of the our roads.
“According to the Police, the 12 persons died when a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number WR 1347- 17, collided head-on with a DAF Truck with registration number GM 2570-12“.
The sex of the dead include 5 females and 7 males. The bodies of those who perished have been deposited at the Cape Coast teaching Hospital Morgue for autopsy.
Eyewitnesses reports indicates that the DAF trailer that was fully loaded with bags of cement was heading towards Takoradi while that of the the Toyota Hiace bus was heading to Kumasi from Takoradi.
The trailer is reported to have allegedly overtook a vehicle ahead of it. The area was in a poor visibility state due to smoke from a burning bush. This action of the trailer made it to run into the Toyota Hiace bus.
The Ghana National Fire Service is reporting that they received a distress call at 15:50hrs. The said the call came from a Police officer and their rescue team was quickly dispatched to the scene from the Elmina Fire Station.
The team from the Fire Service extricated the victims with the aim of searching for survivors.