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Regional News of Saturday, 11 February 2017

Source: Kasapafmonline.com

22 passengers injured in accident at Somanya

22 passengers sustained severe injuries in a near fatal accident which occurred at Somanya on Friday

Twenty-two passengers sustained severe injuries in a near fatal accident which occurred at Somanya on Friday.

The injured including two women said to be in critical condition have been hospitalized at the Atua government Hospital for treatment.

Information gathered by Kasapa News indicate that the passengers were onboard a Sprinter Vehicle with registration number GT 5819 – 16 from Tema heading towards Somanya, however upon reaching an area called Akorley, the Vehicle which was speeding suddenly had a burst tyre and somersaulted.

Confirming the accident to Kasapa News, the Somanya District Police Commander, ASP Isaac Otsin explained that Police received distress calls about the accident hence rushed to the scene to render rescue services to the injured passengers and rushed them to the Atua Government hospital.

He said, the passengers onboard the Vehicle were 23 but one alighted on the road before the accident occurred, adding thatmost of the passengers sustained various degrees of injuries.

The Police has commenced investigations into the accident.