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General News of Monday, 14 August 2017

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Three dead; many injured in gory accident

At least three people were killed and dozens injured on Monday when an Assemblies of God Church mini bus carrying passengers from Wa to Techiman spurt a tyre and crashed into a nearby bush at Maluwe near Tinga in the Bole District of the Northern region.

The bus had more than 20 people aboard when the accident at the outskirt of the small community a few kilometers from Tinga where 10 people lost their lives last month occurred.

The Tinga community youth secretary Dramani Alhassan who visited the scene and confirmed the news to Starr News said the mini van with registration number AS 963 – 17 crisscrossed on the road before smashing through the bush and landed on the ground, killing the three instantly.

According to him, all other passengers suffered varied degrees of injuries with some having mangled faces, dislocated joints and broken legs.

The victims were conveyed to the Tinga health center before being referred to the Bole Government Hospital where they are currently being treated.

The hospital sources told Starr News some of them were in critical conditions. Police in the area were yet to receive briefing from field officers dispatched to the scene but added the cause of the crash would be investigated.

Road accident and armed robbery is becoming a major public health crisis in the area. Experts tell Starr News road crashes and activities of armed robbers kill more than 100 people a year and injure or disfigure as many as 150.

Many of these crashes were attributed to poor roads and disregard for road safety efforts.