5 killed in accident

5 killed in accident FIVE PEOPLE have reportedly died as others sustained various degrees of injuries as a result of yet another gory vehicular accident at Aprade Junction, near Ejisu in the Ashanti region. 

The country, it would be recalled, has been hit by countless bloody road accidents which have claimed the lives of many since the beginning of the year. 

This time, an urvan bus with registration number AS 5462 W, heading towards Kumasi from Ejisu, somersaulted three times around 2:10pm on Saturday, resulting in the deaths. 

Eye witness accounts indicated that an eight-month old baby was among the dead but her nursing mother who sustained acute body injuries survived the accident. 

Sources said four people including the young child died on the spot whilst an elderly man died later on arrival at the hospital where he had been rushed to by some good Samaritans for treatment. 

When DAILY GUIDE stormed the accident scene around 3:00pm, the dead and the injured had been conveyed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital (KATH) in Kumasi. 

However, the mangled car was still lying on its top as the whole place was seen covered with human blood and tattered clothes of the victims. 

The place was also flooded with a good number of people who were seen shedding tears for the dead. 

A mechanic, Kwame Kusi, who witnessed the accident in an interview said the urvan was descending a tiny hill when one of the front tyres burst. 

Then on, the driver of the vehicle, who was in great panic, applied his brakes suddenly, forcing the vehicle to somersault three times after which the urvan caught fire, he said. 

He noted that residents in the area as well as other passengers travelling on the road quickly rushed in to quench the fire and rescued passengers onboard the car which was by that time lying on its top. 
Kusi disclosed that four of the rescued persons died on the spot, adding, “we gathered that another old man who sustained life threatening injuries also died on arrival at the hospital”.

From I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi