Seven Mourners Perish in Gory Accident


Seven people onboard a VRA Daewoo bus with registration Number GV 2497-14 have died in an accident that occurred on Saturday night near odumase Krobo in the Eastern Region.

Report suggest that the seven were returning from a funeral at Akyem Oda when the unfortunate incidence happened.

The passengers on board the VRA bus were identified as Parishners from the St. Babarah Parish of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Akosombo.

According to an eye witness, the accident  occurred around 7:00pm on Saturday night. It is reported that upon reaching Asitey Portion of the Otorkpolu-Odumase Krobo road, the driver was negotiating a curve when he lost control of the steering wheel causing the Bus to somersault several times.

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According to Starr Fm report, a joint team of Police and Fire Service personnel from Odumase and Somanya rushed to the scene to help extricate those trapped in the bus and conveyed them to the St. Martins Deporres Hospital and Agormanya and Atua Government Hospital.

Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh, MCE for Lower Manya Krobo Municipality also joined the rescue and life saving operations at the Atua Government Hospital hospital to get help to the accident victims.

The Parish priest of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Agormanya Rev. Father Joesph Asumadu, and all the Catholic priests in the surrounding communities were reported to have joined the rescue and save lives operations.

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The Seven passengers were confirmed dead by the Atua Government Hospital while 14 others were in critical condition as at last night.





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