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General News of Thursday, 10 January 2013

Source: GNA

Brake failure causes fatal accident at Kotokuraba Market

A fatal accident at the Kotokuraba Market in Cape Coast, on Wednesday claimed two lives, while five other people sustained injuries.

The deceased were identified as Ms Ramatu Adam, a teacher and one Ms Mavis Yawson, who were walking along the street when a commercial vehicle moving at high speed developed a brake failure and crushed them against a wall.

The two persons died on arrival at Central Regional Hospital, while the injured victims are on admission and responding to treatment.

The gory scene led to uncontrollable tears by the large crowd attracted to the scene, causing heavy vehicular traffic.

The mangled vehicle was towed from the site.

Police Inspector Evans Boatey at the Kotokuraba Police Station told the Ghana News Agency that the bus was being driven by 43-year- old Kofi Badu Smith, with passengers on board from Mankessim to the market.

Mr Stephen Anokye, Regional Manager of Ghana Road Safety Commission, who visited the scene, expressed concern about the spate of accidents on the spot the accident occurred.

He said the Commission had advised Urban Roads Department to carry out safety measures to forestall the rampant accidents at the black spot.

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