General News of Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Source: myjoyonline

Legon “killer truck” not ours - Zoomlion

The management of Zoomlion Ghana Limited has denied reports suggesting that the refuse truck that crashed into a taxi transporting two students of the University of Ghana to death last Friday, belongs to them.

Lordina Fobih and her classmate Derby Akosua Denkyira Benaye, both 19, died instantly in the accident that occurred around 1:30am, when the refuse truck smashed into their taxi cab at the Opkonglo junction at Legon.

However, leading waste management experts, Zoomlion Ghana has raised concerns over attempts by some media houses to link the truck to the organisation.

A statement issued by Management of Zoomlion on Monday, noted that “the truck involved in that accident at Okponglo traffic lights was not a Zoomlion truck but belongs to a different waste management company”.

“Management believes that this situation has arisen due to our popularity and clout as well as the fact that we are everywhere in the country.

“While sharing in the pain of the families of the two young women, Zoomlion wishes to allay the fears of all sympathises and concerned stakeholders that, it was not one of our trucks that was involved in the accident,” the statement concluded.