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General News of Thursday, 24 September 2020


Tears flow as siblings who died in Somanya accident are buried

Some bereaved family and sympathisers at the burial grounds Some bereaved family and sympathisers at the burial grounds

Somanya township has been thrown into a state of grief as three children who died in a fatal accident on Saturday were buried.

The three siblings Kota,9, Shanel Awudu,4, and Marvin Oyanor, 4, were buried today September 24, 2020.

Their mother who suffered a fracture injury is currently on admission at the St. Joseph Hospital receiving treatment.

The bereaved family and sympathizers could not control their tears as the children were being buried.

The deadly accident occurred at about 2:40 pm in an area called Nartey right opposite the University of Environment and Sustainable Development stretch of Somanya to Accra road.

The accident involved two speeding vehicles -an Opel Astra taxi cab with registration number AS 2061-12 and a Green Hyundai H-100 mini bus with registration Number GW 5954-14 which collided head-on killing four of the occupants while 20 others were injured.

According to the Somanya Police, the Opel taxi cab was from Accra towards Somanya with eight (8) passengers onboard including children while the Hyundai H-100 minibus was speeding from the opposite direction of Somanya towards Accra with thirteen (13)passengers including children on board.

But on reaching the University portion of the road, the taxi cab allegedly veered off its lane and collided with the Hyundai H-100 minibus.

All passengers onboard both vehicles sustained various degrees of injuries hence rushed to Atua Government hospital for medical treatment however four(4) passengers identified as Patience Paddy,31, Kadmiel Kota,9, Shanel Awudu,4, and Marvin Oyanor, 4, were pronounced dead on arrival.

Twenty (20) injured persons including children were still on admission receiving treatment.