Two staff of the Kumasi South District Hospital, who were attending the funeral of the late former Akwatia New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP), Dr Kofi Asare, died on the spot in an accident that occurred at Akyem Anyinase in the Akyemansa District of the Eastern Region Saturday morning.
The two, identified as a doctor and nurse, are Dr Patience Fleischer and Philomena Adomah Kwayie. One Dr. Kwame Boadu and the driver of the hospital’s car, as well as another believed to be the medical director, sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment.
Dr Fleischer was said to be an eye specialist at the hospital.
DAILY GUIDE gathered that the accident, which occurred at about 8:00 am, was caused by a commercial Kia bus with registration number GT 4921-15, which was coming from Kumasi to Oda.
It reportedly had a brake failure and rammed the Toyota Fortuner with registration number GT 6284-15 belonging to the Kumasi South Hospital.
The driver of the Kia is in the grips of the Oda police to assist in investigation.
The mortal remains of Dr Asare, former dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the Presbyterian University College, Agogo Campus, who died in a motor accident on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, were interred over the weekend at Akwatia.
In another development, four persons are in coma while about 13 others are seriously injured in an accident which occurred Saturday morning near Nsawam on the Accra-Kumasi highway.
The victims were rushed to the Nsawam Government Hospital for treatment.
The accident involved a Benz Sprinter passenger bus that was heading to Accra from the Kumasi direction.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the Sprinter attempted to regain control of the vehicle after a tyre had burst.
The vehicle, as gathered, somersaulted several times before landing in a nearby bush.
Residents went to the rescue of the victims, who were mostly women and children.
From Daniel Bampoe, Akwatia