12-year-old girl and man perish in a brutal accident at Akyem Asafo
A 12-year-old-girl and a 45-year-old man have died in a gory accident
at Akyem Asafo near Suhum on the Accra-Kumasi highway in
the Eastern Region.
Reports indicate the accident occurred around 7:30pm on Monday,
April 23, 2021, in a head on collision between a Mitsubishi Pajero
and a Yutong bus.
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A 30-year-old driver, identified as Francis Ali, who was in charge of
the Yutong bus with registration number GE 5124 – 19 was said to
be travelling from Accra to Bawku with passengers on board.
Upon reaching a section of the road, he reportedly overtook about
four cars ahead of him and crashed with the Mitsubishi with
registration number GE 1201-18 which was coming from Kumasi.
The driver of the Mitsubishi Pajero and the young girl who was
on board are said to have died on the spot with another
person identified as Yaa Pokua seriously injured.
Madam Pokua was rushed to the Suhum Government Hospital and
admitted for treatment with the dead bodies deposited at the same
hospital for preservation, identification and autopsy.
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The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command,
Sergeant Francis Gomado, who confirmed the incident,
said passengers on board the Yutong bus sustained minor injuries and
were sent to the Akyem Asafo Hospital for treatment.
They were afterwards given a different vehicle to continue their journey
with the driver currently in police custody pending investigations.