The woes of residents of Kadia in the Savelugu-Nanton district of the Northern Region keep worsening on daily basis, this time round with sightings of dwarfs by some community members.Ã‚Â
The dwarfs, according to the residents, appear only to children, making life in the area very uncomfortable and scary in the wake of similar sightings of ghosts by adults.Ã‚Â
The community members, who disclosed their latestÃ‚Â predicament to a team of journalists who stormed the area, said the area had never been the same after series of accidents greeted the town,
leaving more than 35 persons dead.Ã‚Â
Though the Chief and the assembly woman had constantly refuted the claims of residents and asked them to live without fear, they have now agreed that ghosts and dwarfs have indeed descended on the town.
Many have suggested the need for the pacification of the town or the situation could compel them to vacate the town for safety since the place is no longer safe.
Three separate disastrous accidents within the first quarter of this year greeted the town, leaving about 40 persons dead and dozens with several degrees of injuries.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
The initial accident, involving a 33-seater Benz bus and a trailer truck on the dawn of Sunday February 15, 2009, left 35 persons dead.
The dead who were mainly occupants of the Benz were returning from Kumasi and heading for Garu in the Upper East Region while the truck, with registration number NR 1096 S loaded with onions, was from the opposite direction.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Eyewitnesses said the driver of the Benz bus tried to overtake the truck but lost control of the steering, running into another heavy vehicle with registration number GW 991 S, killing the occupants instantly.Ã‚Â
A Neoplan bus with registration number AS 5054 J which was reportedly following the truck also veered off the road.Ã‚Â
Ever since the burial of the accident victims, the residents of Kadia have continuously complained of not being at peace, with very frightening and horrifying incidents and constant accidents in the area.
Just when the dust on ghosts was settling, a Land Rover Cross Country vehicle with registration number AW 71 X was involved in a similar terrible accident, 150 metres away from the first one.
Eyewitnesses said the occupants of the wrecked vehicle, comprising two females and a male, were from Bawku in the Upper East Region and travelling to Accra when the misfortune befell them.
The Land Rover was reported to have burst its hind tyre, somersaulting several times before landing on its chassis.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
The victims, whose names were not known, were immediately rushed to the Savelugu Hospital and later referred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
The final accident involving a Green Toyota SRS Four Runner with registration number GT 46240 U on the eve of Easter, claimed the lives of six members of the Fountain Gate Chapel who were on their way for the churchÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Easter convention.Ã‚Â
Two of the deceased were reported to be biological children of the head Pastor, Rev. Eastwood Anaba while the rest were his spiritual children.
The ghosts reportedly sighted in the area are believed to be victims of the recent accidents.Ã‚Â
The residents told DAILY GUIDE that ever since the first accident occurred, strange things have been happening in the community, making them panic particularly at night.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
The residents complained of hearing loud noise of unknown persons wailing and strange footsteps of invisible beings walking at night at the accidents scenes.
Meanwhile, some elders of the community promised to perform some rituals to appease the gods to avert the misfortune that had befallen the community; but as at press time yesterday, there was no such rituals.
From Stephen Zoure, Kadia