Woman, 75, In Bizarre Bulldozer Death

Adwoa Fumwaa

A
75-YEAR-OLD woman, Adwoa Fumwaa, who voluntarily released her land for the
construction of a school building, has been killed in a bizarre circumstance by
a bulldozer that was clearing the land to pave way for the project.

The
sad incident occurred at a farmland at Wioso, a small community near Akrokerri
in the Adansi North District of the Ashanti Region.

The
victim was harvesting her farm produce on the land to pave way for the construction
of a school when she was struck by the bulldozer that was working on site at
the same time.

Chief
of the community, Nana Appiah Nti II, described the matter as ‘horrible
accident’ and said the victim was full of life after willingly releasing her
land in the interest of the residents of the Wioso community.

The
police at Akrokerri have since detained the driver of the bulldozer. And they
are investigating whether or not the driver did not see the septuagenarian
working on the land.

While
some residents are claiming the bulldozer hit the woman, others are saying she
was buried alive under a heap of sand by the heavy machine.

A
son of the victim, Kwame Bronya, had confirmed the incident saying the tragic
incident happened around 5:00 pm on Thursday while they were harvesting some
foodstuffs on the land.

Kwame
Bronya said upon hearing shouts alerting his mother, he rushed to the scene
only to discover that she had been buried under a heap of sand.

“I
heard people shouting Aunty! Aunty!, alerting my mother to leave the farm when
the bulldozer was approaching but before she could do anything she was struck
to death before being buried in the sand.

“We
then struggled to get her out of the heap of sand and when we checked her body
she had a deep cut on the neck and sustained other degrees of injury on her
face and arms,” he recounted.

According
to him, his mother’s body was later recovered from heaped sand after the
accident, and it was later taken to a morgue by police officers who came to the
scene.

From Ernest Kofi Adu, Akrokerri

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