General News of Thursday, 13 May 2010
Nkawanda No. 2 (E/R), May 13, GNA - Four persons were burnt to death when an articulator truck and a cargo truck collided and later caught fire at the outskirt of Nkawanda No 2 near Nkawkaw on Thursday. It took Fire Service personnel from Nkawkaw, Koforidua and Konongo over two hours to put off the fire.
Briefing Ghana News Agency on the tragedy, Chief Inspector Kwame Osei-Bonsu at the Nkawkaw Divisional Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), said around 0530 hours, he received a telephone call that two vehicles had collided and blocked the main Accra-Kumasi road at Nkawanda No 2. He said when the Police arrived at the scene, they realized that the cargo truck with registration No. GT 370 Z moving from Accra with lorry tyres, brake fluid, car batteries and other lubricants had collided with an articulator truck with registration number GE 8408 X from the opposite direction of the road and caught fire.
Chief Insp Osei-Bonsu said that the Police solicited assistance from Koforidua and Konongo fire stations to put off the fire. He said the driver of the Cargo truck was burnt beyond recognition while three other persons in the articulator truck including its driver were also burnt to death.
Chief Insp Osei-Bonsu said the charred bodies had been deposited at the Kwahu Government Hospital at Atibie for autopsy. He complained that the hospital authorities delayed in collecting the bodies from the Police. 13 May 10