Nine students of UEW confirmed dead, others severely injured in a road crash at Asuboi

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A total of nine students of the University of Education, Winneba have been confirmed dead as a result of a fatal road accident which happened on Sunday morning.

Several others have also sustained various degrees of injury due to the fatal crash.

According to reports, the unfortunate incident occurred at Asuboi, a suburb of Suhum on the Accra-Kumasi highway.

The accident involved a Hyundai Universe commercial bus with registration number AK 324-22 and a parked articulated truck.

The Eastern Regional Police Command says the driver of the bus is reported to have failed to observe traffic regulations hence crashed into the truck because he was allegedly sleeping.

9 UEW students dead in road accident at Asuboi

A 40-footer truck loaded with wood fell onto the road due to the impact of the accident, killing eight persons instantly.

The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, said the Police have launched investigations into the incident adding that the injured have been admitted at the Suhum Government Hospital for treatment whiles the deceased have been deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.

9 UEW students dead in road accident at Asuboi
9 UEW students dead in road accident at Asuboi

“On-the-spot investigations at the section of the accident spot at Asuboi on the Accra-Kumasi dual carriage road, indicated that the driver of the said commercial bus failed to observe traffic ahead whilst he was allegedly sleeping.

“In the process, he crashed into a 40-footer container loaded with wood which fell partially on the road as a result of a previous accident. The passengers who sustained the injuries have been transported to the Suhum Government Hospital and are receiving treatment whilst the dead have been deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy,” he told Accra-based JoyNews in an interview.

SourceABC News

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