The Ghana Police Service has given some details about some 48 victims of Saturday’s accident that killed seven parishioners of the Catholic Church in the Eastern Region.
Some seven mourners onboard a VRA Daewoo bus with registration Number GV 2497-14 died in an accident that occurred on Saturday night near Odumase Krobo in the Eastern Region.
Report suggests that the seven were returning from a funeral at Akyem Oda when the unfortunate incidence happened. The passengers were identified as Parishioners from the St. Babarah Parish of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Akosombo.
Giving the details of the deceaseds, the Eastern Regional Police PRO, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh stated that, the seven who died on the spot were three male and four female adults aged between 30 and 50years.
He stated that the 48 others who sustained various degree of injuries were rushed to the Atua Government Hospital and the St. Martin De Porres Hospital for medical attention.
Giving details about the 48, DSP Tetteh stated that 28 of the deceaseds were females while 20 were males. He added that 12 of the males and fifteen females were rushed to the Atua Government Hospital whiles eight males and 13 females were also rushed to the St. Martin De Porres Hospital.
He said that the POLICE has since visited the hospitals and issued police medical forms to all the victims for medical officer’s report.
Giving the account of what caused the accident, DSP Tetteh said that the driver of the car, Bernard Ababio, Aged 43 told the police upon interrogation that on reaching a section of the road at Asitey mountains whilst descending the hill, the bus failed brake and as a result veered off the road and landed in a deep valley at the nearside of the road in the sharp curve.
Meanwhile all seven dead bodies have since been deposited at the Atua Government hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.