One Killed at Asokwa

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ONE PERSON was killed and nine others sustained life-threatening injuries after three cars collided at Asokwa in the Ashanti Region.

The accident occurred on Monday on the Asokwa Highway, which is one of the busiest roads in the Asokwa Municipality, after a speeding Nissan Urvan bus, travelling from the Anloga Junction area, veered from its lane and collided with a Toyota Hylander and a taxi cab.

The body of the deceased was taken to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) morgue for autopsy, while the nine persons, who sustained various degrees of injury, are receiving treatment at the same hospital, eye witnesses told the paper.

Chief Inspector Agnes Addai, Officer-in-charge at the Oforikrom Police Station, who confirmed the crash, said the veering of the Urvan could be the cause of the accident but was quick to add that it was too early to ascertain why the bus veered from its lane, adding that the police are now investigating the case to unravel the cause.

According to her, some ID cards found on the deceased person bore the name Joseph Oduro, and entreated residents of Asokwa and Kumasi, who may be familiar with the name, to come and identify him.

The accident caused massive vehicular traffic on the busy highway, until the police towed the mangled vehicles away to the Oforikrom police station.

By: Afia Sarpong Amankwa/ thePublisher

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