2 School Children Killed At Awoshie

Two school children were killed, whilst another was seriously injured, on the newly constructed Awoshie – Pokuase road in two separate accidents on Tuesday evening.

The vehicles involved in the accidents were an Urvan commercial bus with registration number GW 1202-09 and a hit-and-run 4×4 unregistered vehicle.

The first two victims died on the spot whilst the third victim was rushed to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for medical attention.

The death of the children caused pandemonium in the area, with some of the residents blocking some parts of the main road to prevent vehicles from plying the road.

It took the intervention of some police personnel from the Kaneshie Divisional Police Command to bring the situation under control.

One of the deceased was later identified as Gloria Arhin, 13, but the other, about seven years old, was yet to be identified at the time of filing this report.

The third victim, currently at the hospital, was also identified as Elinam Avorgah, 11 years.

An eyewitness told DAILY GUIDE at the scene that the accident occurred around 5pm Tuesday evening.

The two children who died on the spot were reportedly killed by a 4×4 unregistered vehicle but the driver refused to stop.

According to the eyewitness, the children, who had closed from school and were crossing the road, were killed in the middle of the road by the driver who was then speeding.

Efforts to make the driver stop after killing the children, proved futile. Some drivers reportedly attempted to chase and arrest him but this did not yield any result either.

A few hours later, 11-year-old Elinam Avorgah, who was also crossing the road from school, was knocked down by a commercial vehicle at the same spot.

The commercial vehicle, with registration number GW 1202-09 and driven by one Stephen Anyan, was coming from the Abeka-Lapaz area and was heading towards Anyaa Market.

The driver, the eyewitness said, was immediately arrested and handed over to the Anyaa police.

Meanwhile, when Chief Superintendent Ernest Owusu, the Kaneshie Divisional Police Commander, was contacted he confirmed the incidents, adding that the driver in the second accident was on detention and was assisting in police investigations.

According to him, efforts are being made by the police to apprehend the hit-and-run 4×4 unregistered vehicle driver.

By Linda Tenyah
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