Six people have been confirmed dead after a minibus rammed into a container that had fallen off a truck at Teacher-Mante on the Suhum-Nsawam road on Saturday evening
According to the Ayensuano District Police Commander, DSP Charles Ahiamale, the truck was carrying a container loaded with logs from Kumasi to Accra.
Speaking to Citi News, DSP Charles Ahiamale said container fell off the truck on the outskirts of Teacher-Mante causing havoc as the first vehicle, a Toyota Land Cruiser run into it.
This first crash did not result in any significant casualties, according to indications from police.
“Police got to the scene [after the first crash] and made frantic efforts to get assistance from the Road Safety Commission and the Ghana Fire Service to assist them with a tow truck to remove the container from the road.”
But at 2 am on Sunday morning, the container was still on the road and the second vehicle, a Toyota minibus, also run into it “after ignoring police signals to stop,” DSP Ahiamale said
“The driver of the minibus and the passengers were injured. We conveyed them to the Nsawam Government Hospital but they were pronounced dead this morning – five males and one female.”