Baby, three others killed in accident

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A one-and-half-year old baby and three others on board a taxi cab from Akwadum to Koforidua on the Suhum-Koforidua road, in the Eastern Region, were killed in a fatal accident on Sunday.

The baby and a male adult of about 30 years died on the spot while the other seriously injured passengers, including the mother of the baby and a lady identified as Christiana Awuah, 36, who were rushed to the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua, were pronounced dead on arrival.

The driver of the taxi, Samuel Asiedu, 22, is however responding to treatment.

The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the morgue of the same hospital for preservation and identification.

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Accident

Reports say the accident occurred on Sunday evening at about 7:30 pm after a DAF tanker truck that was overtaking another vehicle crashed with the taxi cab.

The DAF tanker truck with registration number GW 3739-17 was heading from Koforidua towards Akwadum. Reports say the truck wrongfully tried to overtake a cargo truck ahead but, on reaching a section of the road called Bola Junction, collided with the Matiz Chevrolet taxi cab, with registration number GR6090-18, which had the four passengers including the baby onboard.

Meanwhile, the driver of the DAF tanker truck, Stephen Obeng, is in police custody assisting in investigation.

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