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Regional News of Monday, 21 August 2017


Brake failure kills one, 4 seriously injured

One person killed in a fatal accident in Lower Manya Krobo One person killed in a fatal accident in Lower Manya Krobo

One person has been confirmed dead in a fatal accident which occurred last night in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern region.

The accident happened along the Odumase to Otekpolu Road at a sharp descending curve near Asitey Community, which is notorious for frequent accident.

The driver in Charge of Hyundai Vehicle with registration number GW 6798 Y onboard by 5 passengers mostly traders, reportedly failed its brakes while descending and negotiating the sharp curve and in the process ran into ditch.

The traders were transporting food stuffs from neighbouring villages to urban center.

A male passenger died at the spot while the others were rescued from the mangled vehicle by a rescue team of Police, fire Service personnel called from Kpong.

Emmanuel Tetteh , a member of the rescue team told Kasapa News, two of the injured are in critical condition at the Koforidua Regional Hospital where they’re receiving treatment.

The Odumase Police Command is advising motorist to be cautious when driving on the road particularly at night.

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