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General News of Sunday, 20 January 2019

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Girl 7, motorcyclist crushed to death in separate accidents

A motorcyclist and a 7-year-old girl have been crushed to death in separate accidents at Akyem -Atwemamena and Akyem-Topease respectively in the Eastern region.

Both bodies have been deposited at the morgue while the police investigation continues.

The motorcyclist was crushed to death at Atwemamena near the Akyem Asafo stretch of the Accra-Kumasi Highway at about 8:pm Saturday.

According to George Ansah, an eyewitness, the motorcyclist who was heading to Akyem Asafo was knocked down by a speeding Cargo Truck descending a hill from the opposite direction killing him instantly.

Police later rushed to the scene to convey the body to the morgue.

In a separate accident, a 7 year-old-girl was also knocked down by a speeding vehicle at Akyem Topease around 7 pm Same day.

She was pronounced dead on arrival at the St.Dominic hospital- Akwatia.

Both drivers are in Police custody assisting investigations.