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Two Female Teachers Die in Tragic Accident on Adukrom-Somanya Road

Two female educators from Yilo Krobo Senior High School have tragically lost their lives in a severe road accident on the Adukrom-Somanya road in the Eastern Region.

The incident occurred on Sunday at Akuni No. 2 around 10:00 pm as the victims were returning from the enstoolment ceremony of a colleague in the Kwahu area.

The accident involved three vehicles: a vehicle with registration number GV 1263-20 owned by the Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly, a car with registration number GR 459-21 driven by Bernard Owusu Agyeman with a Chinese national on board, and a Toyota Corolla with registration number GR 901-21 carrying the victims.

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The deceased, a Physical Education teacher and a National Service personnel, succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

A male teacher, who oversees the school’s cadet program, is critically injured and currently receiving treatment at Yilo Krobo District Hospital.

The bodies of the deceased have been taken to the hospital’s morgue.

Eyewitnesses report that the driver of the Abuakwa North Assembly vehicle attempted an improper overtaking maneuver, resulting in a collision with the Toyota Corolla. The third vehicle also crashed into the scene.

This accident happened a few hours after a convoy of President Akufo-Addo was involved in a similar fatal crash along the Bunso-Akyem Asafo stretch of the Accra-Kumasi Highway while returning from Kumasi.
Mr. Kwesi Atta, one of the convoy’s drivers, lost his life.

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Several members of the President’s security detail, including close protection and police officers, sustained injuries of varying degrees.

Chief Superintendent Alexander Kwaku Obeng, the Public Affairs Director of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, expressed concern over the alarming rate of road accidents in the country.

He revealed that Ghana recorded a total of 4,503 road crashes in the first quarter of this year, resulting in 829 deaths and 4,955 injuries.

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