Ten reported dead in road accident at Savelugu

Ten reported dead in road accident at Savelugu
Ten reported dead in road accident at Savelugu

On Sunday, the 23rd of January, a Kia Rhino truck which was carrying over 33 people according to the Police got involved in an accident in Savelugu in the Northern Region of Ghana.

According to the Police, the Kia Rhino truck which was carrying over  33 people was from a funeral when the accident occurred on the Savelugu-Zuarungu road.

The accident occurred when the driver of the Kia Rhino truck  attempted to avoid bumping into a cyclist who was making a phone call while riding. Immediately, the truck lost control and somersaulted off the road into the bush according to the Northern Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Bernard Baba Ananga.

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“About six people died on the spot. Later, four people died when they were taken to Savelugu Hospital for treatment. Others were sent to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for further treatment. The information we gathered was that the driver indicated he was trying to avoid knocking a cyclist on the road who was on phone whilst riding a bicycle.

All of a sudden, the bicycle rider crossed his lane and in an attempt to avoid knocking him, he lost control and the vehicle somersaulted and finally landed in the bush. Those who died on the spot were taken away before the Police arrived at the scene,” Superintendent Bernard Baba Ananga said.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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