A commercial cargo truck fully loaded with cartons of beer on Tuesday afternoon drove into the La Dadekotopon Constituency office of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) killing a woman instantly and injuring another who was pronounced dead later in the evening.
The two women were reported to be food vendors plying their trade right in front of the Party’s office when the truck, suspected to have failed breaks drove straight into them.
One of the one the deceased women who sells Kenkey is said to be a mother of five, while the other who sells waakye is said to be a mother of one.
The ages of their bereaved children is not immediately known.
“When the incident occurred, we went inside, and we realized a woman who sells rice close by had had her legs damaged. She had chairs on her, so we removed the chairs and brought her out. She was still alive. We realized there was a kenkey seller who was also trapped under the vehicle. When we tried to save her, a police officer tried to stop us, but we ignored him. We lifted the vehicle up using a jack and brought her out, but she was already dead,” Dzifa Amegah, an eyewitness gave an account of what she saw to Citi News
A member of the Public Relations Department of the Ghana National Fire Service, ADO1 Alex Nartey, told Citi News that, “Our control room received a call about an accident on the Labadi station road. We quickly came and upon arrival, they realized that they had to call their rescue team to augment the process. It was a truck full of beer that had run through the NPP office at Labadi killing one person in the process and critically injuring another.”
“Our men were able to help in rescuing the casualties involved. As of now, the operation has been successful. My condolences to the family of the bereaved. We will advise people to be very cautious to avoid such incidents during the festive season,” ADO1 Alex Nartey said.