General News of Thursday, 6 September 2012

Source: GNA

Fatal accident claims nine lives on Koforidua-Adukrom road

A fatal accident near Adukrom on the Koforidua-Akuapem road on Thursday morning claimed nine lives including a driver of an Urvan bus with many others seriously injured.

The accident occurred when a Metro Mass Transit bus hit the Urvan commercial bus at Srokpo Junction near Adukrom.

The Urvan bus with registration number GT 7556-N was traveling from Koforidua to Hohoe.

Briefing the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional Commanding Officer of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), Chief Superintendent James Sarfo Peprah, named the deceased driver as Stephen Gamaddi, 60.

He said the Metro Mass Transit bus with registration number GE 9275-Z was travelling from Hohoe to Kumasi when in an attempt to negotiate a sharp curve at Srokpo Junction went onto the other lane and hit the Urvan bus on the side.

Superintendent Sarfo-Peprah said seven people including Gamaddi died on the spot and two others, who sustained serious injuries, later died on the way to the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial hospital at Mampong Akuapem.

He said all the dead had been deposited at the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital mortuary, pending identification by family members.

Superintendent Sarfo-Peprah said those, who sustained multiple injuries, had also been taken to the same hospital for medical care.