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Cost of train repair to be borne by Poland manufacturer – Railways Development Authority –

Chief Executive Officer for the Railways Development Authority, Yaw Owusu, has indicated that the government will not bear the cost incurred in the repair of the train involved in an accident during a test run on Thursday.

In an interview on Thursday, Mr Owusu explained that “The train has not officially been handed over to the government yet. It is still under the liability of the manufacturer (from Poland).”

One of the newly imported trains from Poland got into an accident on the Tema-Mpakadan railway line due to an abandoned truck, according to police reports.

The Ghana Police Service has apprehended the driver of a Hyundai truck with registration number GS 9018-20 for his alleged role in the accident.

The truck driver reportedly became stranded on the railway track while delivering cement blocks, as the vehicle was unable to pass through an underpass beneath the bridge.

Minister of Railways Development Peter Amewu has stated that engineers are currently undertaking repairs on the train.https://www.instagram.com/reel/C576bxvJmJR/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=14&wp=540&rd=https%3A%2F%2Ftigpost.co&rp=%2Fcost-of-train-repair-to-be-borne-by-poland-manufacturer-railways-development-authority%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A0%2C%22os%22%3A5716.800000000745%2C%22ls%22%3A1104.1000000014901%2C%22le%22%3A5690.800000000745%7D

Meanwhile, a video of one of the newly imported trains from Poland that got into an accident on the Tema-Mpakadan railway line during its test run has surfaced on social media.

The footage captures moments before the unfortunate incident after a driver abandoned the vehicle on the railway line, resulting in a collision with the train on Thursday.

In this video, the train moves at a relatively steady pace. It is not at top speed.

This video has got netizens questioning how the train driver could not view the ‘abandoned’ truck on the railway line before ramming into it.

“This couldn’t stop upon seeing a truck about 100m away? How can you tell me this story?” a user wrote.

Some netizens are also requesting videos of the exact moment when the collision occurred if the test run was being recorded.

“Drones were working but we didn’t see the particular part of the collision. Eiii this country,” another user wrote.


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