Passenger Dies At Lorry Park

Police line - do not cross

Commuters onboard a commercial vehicle (Trotro) from the Kwesimintsim area in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis to the Central Business District of the twin-city were dumbfounded when one of them reportedly fell down and died after alighting at the vehicle’s final destination on Thursday.

According to some of the people, who were at the scene, the deceased, who was yet to be identified and believed to be in his 60s, was travelling from Kwesimintsim to Takoradi with some luggage.

The people indicated that because the main Kwesimintsim lorry park was congested with vehicles, it was difficult for the Trotro driver to enter, and so upon reaching a place a few metres away, he stopped for the passengers to alight.

Some of the people told DAILY GUIDE that they saw the man coming down from the vehicle with his luggage and that the moment he alighted, he fell down. Later they realized that he was motionless.

They suspected that he might have been sick for sometime and had probably been discharged from a prayer camp to go home with his bag and a mat.

When DAILY GUIDE got to the lorry park at about 10am, the deceased was lying on the ground covered with a piece of cloth, while the luggage was by his side.


The paper was told that none of the commuters was around to confirm or deny whether indeed the deceased was onboard the trotro bus.

The said vehicle and the driver could also not be located. DAILY GUIDE was told that the driver was still working.

The leaders of the drivers’ union were not forthcoming with any information on the matter.

“We have informed the police but we don’t know why they are not here,” they indicated.

As at 10:45 am when DAILY GUIDE was leaving the scene, the body was still lying on the ground, as scores of people had thronged there to catch a glimpse of it.

From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi