E/R: Five perish in Accra-Kumasi accident

Five people died in a fatal accident at Obretema near Suhum on the Accra-Kumasi Highway in the Eastern Region Sunday.

The driver identified as Eric Ohemang, 35, with his Mercedes Sprinter bus with registration number GW 7444-21 with passengers on board according to sources was heading to Accra from Kumasi.

However on reaching Obretema the offside rear Tyre of the vehicle suddenly burst while the vehicle was speeding.

The driver lost control of the steering wheel causing the vehicle to summersault.

Unfortunately, three male and two female adults who were on board the bus died on the spot.

The injured victims were rushed to Suhum Government Hospital for treatment while the bodies were deposited in the same hospital mortuary for preservation, identification and autopsy.

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