6 dead in Kwahu-Atibie accident, one in critical condition
Six persons have been confirmed dead in a fatal accident on the Odweanoma mountains at Kwahu-Atibie in the Eastern Region.
One person is said to be in critical condition at the Atibie government hospital.
The accident, which occurred on Tuesday, May 25, in the afternoon, involved a Hyundai truck with registration no. GW 5638-19.
The vehicle was said to have developed a fault in its breaking system while descending the mountain from Atibie to Nkawkaw.
Eyewitnesses say the vehicle somersaulted several times on the road when the driver attempted to save it from running into a ditch.
The deceased include; four men, a four-year-old boy and a female.
They were said to be travelling from a funeral of a relative of the NPP Eastern Regional Secretary, Jeff Konadu at Forifori in the Kwahu Affram Plains District, which took place over the weekend.
PRO of the Ghana National Fire Service in Kwahu West, Divisional officer grade three DO.3 Kwakye Addo, said a fire rescue team managed to tow the vehicle from the middle of the road after receiving a distress call.
He said preliminary investigations show the driver could not successfully control the vehicle after its breaks failed.
He advised drivers who are not familiar with the terrain of the Kwahu mountains to seek the necessary assistance to ply the road safely in order to avoid such incidents.
Meanwhile, the bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Atibie Government Hospital for preservation.