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DORMAA: MCE presents items worth GHs2,000 to accident victims
A fatal motor accident which involved three vehicles near Dormaa Ahenkro last Saturday has claimed eleven lives and injured sixteen others.
Drivers of two of the vehicles and eight other passengers on board their cars died on the spot while another passenger was pronounced dead by doctors at the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital after strenuous efforts to save her have proved futile.
The sixteen wounded passengers, two of them critical, have been admitted to the Emergency Unit of the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital at Dormaa Ahenkro for intensive care.
Ten out of the eleven deceased passengers whose mutilated bodies have since been deposited at the Dormaa mortuary have been identified by their families.
The Dormaa District Police Commander, DSP Mahmud Yussif told the GNA that he received information about the road crash on Saturday whiles in the office.
He said he led a team of police officers to the scene where eye-witness accounts revealed that the gory accident took place when an articulated truck driver attempted to avoid a stationary water tanker and in the process veered into the lane of the on-coming traffic and collided head-on with a TOYOTA Hiace which was heading towards Dormaa Ahenkro with some Pentecost Church mourners who had gone to bury their deceased colleague earlier in the morning.
He said the eye-witness said that soon after the collision, a FORD Transit bus which followed the TOYOTA at top speed also crushed into the collided vehicles killing the driver instantly and injuring passengers on board.
The Police Commander however said soon after the gruesome incidence the water tanker which caused the articulated truck to veer off its lane as well as the articulated truck driver and his mate have disappeared from the accident scene and are being sought by the police to assist in their investigations.
Meanwhile the Dormaa Central Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Gordon Kwaku Asubonteng and his Dormaa-West counterpart, MrVincent Oppong Asamoah have visited the sixteen injured victims at the hospital to wish them speedy recovery while expressing their condolences to the bereaved families.
The Dormaa Central MCE has also presented assorted provision worth GHȼ 2,000 to the hospitalized victims and pledged to work hand in hand with the hospital’s management to ensure their speedy recovery.
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