N/R: Ten people confirmed dead in a fatal road accident at Savelugu

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Ten people have been pronounced dead in a fatal road accident that occurred on Sunday at Savelugu in the Northern Region.

The vehicle involved in this deadly crash was a Kia Rhino truck that were carrying persons returning from a funeral.

The Northern Regional Police Command says the truck was carrying over 33 mourners when the unfortunate accident occurred on the Savelugu-Zuarangu road.

Narrating how the accident occurred, the Northern Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Bernard Baba Ananga said the accident happened when the driver of the Kia Rhino truck, in an attempt to avoid knocking down a cyclist lost control and the vehicle somersaulted and veered off the road into the bush.

Ten dead in a road accident at Savelugu

“About six people died on the spot. Later, four people died when they were taken to Savelugu Hospital for treatment. Others were sent to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for further treatment. The information we gathered was that the driver indicated he was trying to avoid knocking a cyclist on the road who was on phone whilst riding a bicycle,” the Crimer Officer in an interview with Accra-based JoyNews said.

Ten dead in a road accident at Savelugu

He continued that, “all of a sudden, the bicycle rider crossed his lane and in an attempt to avoid knocking him, he lost control and the vehicle somersaulted and finally landed in the bush. Those who died on the spot were taken away before the Police arrived at the scene,”

The driver of the said vehicle Police say is on admission at the Savelugu Municipal Hospital.

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