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General News of Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Three dead in accident at Oboho

Three persons have died after a Truck carrying lumber was involved in the fatal accident at Oboho, a community near Anum Apapam in the Eastern region.

The bodies of the deceased persons have been deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital while two others in critical condition have been admitted at the same hospital.

The accident occurred Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

According to the Ayensuano District Director of the National Disaster Management Organization, Joseph Okai Gyan, the Truck loaded with lumber failed break while descending a hill and crashed into a ditch killing three out of the five passengers who were onboard.

He said the driver, identified as Yakubu Lawah, was part of the deceased persons.

Latest statistics from the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) indicate a total of 293 died through road crashes between January and September 2018 in the Eastern region.

This is against 270 recorded same period in 2017.

Also, a total of 1,615 were injured during the same period in 2018 as compared to 1,515 recorded in 2017.

To this end, the MTTD has gathered stakeholders’ inputs and commitments to help tackle the alarming spate of road accidents in the region.

Speaking to Starr News, the Regional MTTD Commanding Officer, and Chief Superintendent Prince Jude Cobbinah said within the past three months, 69 persons have died through accident on the road.

Last Saturday, a Science Teacher with Mangoase Senior High School, Kofi Kyei died when the School bus crashed while embarking on an Educational trip. 56 students were also injured.