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General News of Thursday, 6 November 2008

Source: GNA

Two died in an accident at Ayakomaso

Sunyani, Nov 6, GNA - A 55 year old woman, Madam Rebecca Achia and her 18 year old daughter Abigail Oppong, died on the spot when a Nissan urban bus they were travelling on from Sunyani toward Berekum collided with a Ford mini bus at Ayakomaso in the Sunyani Municipality. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Paul Wesley Baah of the Brong Ahafo Regional Motor, Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) said on October 5, 2008 the Ford minibus with registration number WR 1507 W was heading toward Sunyani from Berekum with 10 passengers on board.

He said on reaching Ayakomaso, the mini bus driver Kusi Peprah suddenly came across a tractor without lights and reflectors ahead of him and in attempt to avoid hitting the tractor swerved to the other side of the road only to collide with the oncoming urvan bus with registration number AS4136 travelling from Sunyani to Berekum. The remaining 23 passengers on board together with the two drivers who sustain various degrees of injuries were rushed to the Berekum Holy Family Hospital, whilst the dead were deposited at the Sunyani Government Hospital.

ASP Baah said efforts were being made to arrest the driver of the said tractor who was alleged to have contributed to the accident. He advised drivers to refrain from driving in the night without lights and reflectors.

Drivers must avoid over-speeding and over loading to ensure an accident free era in the forthcoming elections as well as during Christmas, he advised.

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