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One dies in crash involving military vehicle

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A driver of a military truck has lost his life after the brakes of the vehicle failed on Saturday.

The truck, with service registration number 73 GA 43, was carting planks of wood while descending the Aburi Mountains to Ayi Mensah, the police said.

The source said upon reaching the Peduase Lodge stretch of the road, the break of the military vehicle failed, leading to the death of 55-year-old Osae. Thomas Oware, 42, who was also in the truck, sustained injuries and currently receiving treatment at the 37 Military Hospital.

Eyewitnesses said the military truck somersaulted several times landing on its roof, leaving the driver and the passenger trapped.

A joint police and military team, including personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service, was at the scene to rescue the passengers.

The body of the deceased had since been sent to the morgue at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra for autopsy.

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