Driver flees as charcoal truck kills policeman on night duty at Atebubu

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An on-duty police officer has died after he was hit by a truck Monday evening, officials confirm.

This happened around 7pm at Petuda, a rural community on the Atebubu/Amantim road in the Bono East Region, though it still remains unclear what caused the incident.

Police, however, said on Tuesday morning that the Kia Rhino truck loaded with charcoal was on its way to Kumasi from Atebubu when it suddenly knocked down the officer who was on night duties on that stretch.

He was declared dead at the scene after his body, which got trapped under the truck, was recovered by his colleagues. 

Images obtained by from the scene captures the dismembered body parts of the victim with bruised face, a situation police described as horrific.

Identified as Corporal Tabong Takaazine, 36, his body has been deposited at the Yeji Government Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

The yet-to-be-identified driver fled the scene. Police said in a statement that a search has been launched to get him arrested while investigations continue.

The truck with registration number GS 328–11 has since been impounded and towed to the Atebubu Police Station.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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