Terrible Accident at Same Road Ebony Died, Claiming 12 Lives
Twelve people have been confirmed dead in a fatal accident which occurred at Akwatiakrom in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti region last Sunday night.
Our Reporter Ismael Agyemang Duah speaking on OYEREPA FM’s Breakfast Show says a Ford mini bus, travelling from Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region to Kumasi in the Ashanti regional capital collided head-on with a cargo truck travelling from Mankraso.
The crash left 12 dead, including the driver of the Ford mini bus.
In an interview with Nana Kwadwo Jantuah on OYEREPA Breakfast Show, the Ashanti Regional MTTD, Chief Supt. Frank Abrokwah said foggy weather condition hampered visibility on the road.
The 15-seater mini bus, with registration AS 7257-15 veered off its lane onto that of the cargo truck with registration GR 2624-14 travelling from Kumasi to Dormaa Ahenkro to load cashew.
Three people, including the driver of the Benz cargo truck who survived the accident are currently on admission at the Bechem Government Hospital.
It took Fire Service serveral minutes to arrive at the scene from Sunyani after police from Mankraso were called to help convey both the injured and dead to hospital as well as manage traffic.
This is the second time in three month that fatal accident has been recorded on that stretch.
Hiplife artiste, Ebony Reigns, her friend- Franklin Kuri and military officer said to be her bodyguard Atsu Vondee died on the spot when their Jeep vehicle crashed into a bus on the Mankraso-Sunyani stretch of the main Kumasi-Sunyani road in February this year.
This accident is less than 4 kilometers away from Ebony Reigns accident scene.
Meanwhile, 11 of the bodies have been deposited at the Trust Laboratory mortuary whilst one has been deposited at the Duayaw Nkwanta Hospital morgue.