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General News of Thursday, 16 January 2020

Source: ghananewsagency.org

Reversing sachet water truck kills toddler


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A-One year, four months old girl has been killed by a reversing sachet water truck with registration number GS 1429-16 in Bediako, a community in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.

Confirming the incident to the Ghana News Agency, Mrs. Vida Graham, mother, said the little girl who was the toast of her vicinity, had accompanied her six-year-old brother to their next-door grocery shop in the afternoon.

"In less than five minutes, my son came home calling mama, mama, mama, a car has run over the name (withheld)," she sobbed.

She rushed to the scene only to find her daughter dead with a crushed skull.

An eye witness who spoke on the condition of anonymity informed that, he saw the little girl with his brother coming out of the shop heading towards home only for him to hear an unusual sound like an explosion.

He mentions that he then saw the six-year-old boy trying to help her sister from the floor.

The eye witness said he signalled the driver to stop the car so they could rescue the girl under the truck but it was too late.

The GNA observed that the driver was reversing to serve a client in the vicinity.

The driver, whose name was withheld by the police, was in the custody of the Community 25 Police Station to assist in investigations while the toddler's body had been sent to the morgue.

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