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Presidential convoy crashes; 1 dead, President is safe

 Government has confirmed that President Nana Akufo-Addo’s convoy was involved in a fatal accident at Bunso Junction in the Eastern Region last Saturday May 18.

The President was not in the convoy and is safe but one person is confirmed dead.

An official statement from the presidency read:

On Sunday, 19th May 2024, several vehicles belonging to the President’s convoy were involved in a fatal accident along the Bunso-Akyem Asafo stretch of the Accra-Kumasi Highway.

The unfortunate incident occurred whilst the convoy was on its way back from Kumasi, after accompanying the President to Kumasi for a series of events this weekend.

Tragically, one of the drivers, Mr. Kwesi Atta, has lost his life. Additionally, several close protection and police officers from the President’s security detail have sustained varying degrees of injuries, and received initial treatment at the Suhum Government Hospital.

The injured persons are currently being evacuated to the University of Ghana Medical Centre for further treatment and observation. Several vehicles in the convoy have also been completely wrecked as a result of the accident.

Fortunately, the President is safe and unharmed, as he travelled to Accra via military aircraft.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased, and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured officers.

Further details will be communicated as we continue to assess the situation.

We appreciate your understanding and support during this difficult time.

Eugene Arhin

Director of Communications

Office of the President

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