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Over 30 herdsmen transporting cattle involved in accident

Over 30 herdsmen transporting cattle in a truck have involved in an accident.

They were moving from Akateng in Upper Manya Krobo to Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region when the truck involved in a near fatal accident.

The herdsmen are mostly fulani’s, and the cattle, were aboard the Truck with registration number GG 979-21.

The incident happened when they were descending towards the accident prone Asitey junction-sharp curve stretch of the Otorkpolu to Odumase highway.

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The vehicle the herdmens were traveling with allegedly suffered a sudden tyre burst and as a result the driver lost control of the steering wheel causing the vehicle to somersault before crashing at the roadside.

Over 30 herdsmen transporting cattle involved in accident

About 29 of the herdsmen had severe to critical injuries and most of the cattle died and others injured.

The driver and two others however escaped unhurt. They were rescued and taken to the St Martins Deporres Hospital at Agormanya.


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