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General News of Thursday, 20 May 2010

Source: GNA

Five killed, 23 injured, on Apam-Winneba-Accra road

Winneba, (C/R) May 20, GNA - Five persons altogether were killed on the spot and twenty-three others received various degrees of injuries in two separate accidents that occurred on the Apam-Winneba Junction-Accra on Wednesday and Thursday.

Two of the dead have been identified as Sergeant Abraham Tetteh and Joseph Eshun both from Bogoso, in the Western Region.

The Effutu Municipal Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Police Service, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Emmanuel Nana Ofori, made this known to newsmen in Winneba, on Thursday. ASP Nana Ofori said two persons were killed and eleven injured in the Wednesday accident at Gomoa Bewadze, near Winneba Junction, when the private car on which they were travelling from Bogoso to Tema, had a head-on collision with a Tarkwa-bound-Ford-passenger vehicle from Accra. He said the injured were treated and discharged at the Winneba Government Hospital while the bodies had been deposited at the mortuary of the same hospital for autopsy.

The MTTU Commander said on Thursday, three persons died on the spot and 12 others were injured when an Elubo bound passenger vehicle from Aflao ran into a faulty stationary articulator truck at Gomoa Dominase, near Winneba, in the morning.

ASP Nana Ofori said 11 of the injured persons were treated and discharged at the Winneba Government Hospital while the three unidentified bodies had been deposited at the mortuary. He said one person, Coulibaley whose passport identified him as a Guinean, was in a critical condition and efforts were being made to transfer him to a major hospital in Accra, for further treatment. The MTTU commander said the Police are investigating the cause of the accidents.