No ambulance: 2 perish in gory car crash in Ashanti Reg.; lifeless bodies left at accident scene for hours

One of the accident victims

The bodies of two persons were left lying lifeless at an accident scene near Manso-Tontokrom in the Ashanti region on Sunday for over four hours.

The situation was due to the fact that another driver returned their bodies to the scene after he was turned away by medics at the hospital for want of a police report.

Witnesses say attempts to reach emergency response team to convey the bodies of the deceased to a morgue was unsuccessful.

The accident which occurred between Manso-Manukrom and Manso-Nyamebekyere road in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region have also left at least 18 others injured.

They are receiving treatment at the Manso-Tontokrom Community Clinic at the time of filing this report.

The victims, about 35 of them, are town folks from Manso-Manukrom, who were on their way to play a football match with another community nearby at about 3:30 pm.

Witnesses say the driver of a Benz bus which carried the victims veered off the road following a break failure and ploughed into the bush.

“As I speak we called police at Manso-Datano but they say there is no vehicle to convey the dead bodies and so as I speak to you the bodies are still at the scene”, an eyewitness told also gathered that the vehicle was overloaded with some of the occupants being piled up to the top of the vehicle.

240 die in 1,921 road accidents

Ashanti Region, Ghana’s third largest, has seen a total of 1,921 road accidents, including 240 deaths, in the first six months of 2019.

The Ghana Police Service says 2, 309 injuries were also recorded within the same period.

“From these figures, we deduce that our region records about 10 accidents each day and about 11 injuries every day, and the shocking one is that we lose two persons every day in the region”, Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, ACP David Agyemang Adjem said at a press conference.

By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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