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Regional News of Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Source: GNA

Accident on Tarkwa-Damang road, nine people injured

Nine people have sustained injuries in an accident that occurred at Aboso on the Tarkwa-Damang road in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality.

The victims; Godfred Ayivi, Martin K Mawuli, David Mensah, Abubakar Mohammed , Wisdom Ogbeide, Emmanuel Amoah, Isaac Gyemah, Christopher Yeboah and Emmanuel Appiah, between the ages of 20-25 have been admitted at the Apinto Government Hospital.

Chief Inspector George Kwabena Osei, an investigator at the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD), Tarkwa, told the Ghana News Agency that on 15 May 2020, at about 1530 hours, Kwame Addo, a 30-year-old driver with a Fiat Bucato with registration number GW 9000-15 had nine passengers on board.

The victims, all sales representatives of Modern Marketing Ventures in Takoradi were allegedly heading towards Aboso from Tarkwa, he indicated.

According to Inspector Osei, when the driver arrived in a community popularly known as Housing, he attempted to negotiate a sharp curve and in the process somersaulted.

The occupants were quickly rushed to the Apinto Government Hospital for treatment.

Three mobile phones and twenty-two sacks containing assaulted cosmetics were retrieved from the accident scene and have been conveyed to the Unit office, he added.

He said the MTTD has commenced investigations to ascertain the cause of the accident.

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