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5 killed in fatal head-on collision on Obuasi-Dunkwa road

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Five people have died after a Toyota Hilux pick-up and a Mercedes Sprinter bus they were travelling in was involved in an accident on the Obuasi-Dunkwa road on Saturday.

The deceased include the driver of the pick-up vehicle identified as Alhaji Mustapha Iddrisu, aged 50.

Seventeen others who are in critical condition are on admission at the  Obuasi Government and Anglogold Ashanti hospitals.

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The bodies of the deceased have also been deposited at the hospital for autopsy and burial.

According to available information, the pick-up vehicle with registration number GC 9888-20 was driving from Obuasi direction towards Dunkwa with four persons on board at about 6:40 p.m on Saturday.

Ashanti Regional Commander of the Police Motor, Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), Superintendent Emmanuel Adu Boahen tells Nhyira FM that, the driver, on reaching a section of the road at the outskirts of Adinkra, allegedly attempted to overtake another vehicle.

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The mangled Toyota Hilux Pick Up vehicle
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But in the process veered off his lane and collided with the Sprinter bus with registration number AW 6620-13.

The bus had about 18 passengers onboard.

“This is an avoidable accident. This nasty scenerio could have been avoided had the driver of the pick-up exercised a little patience,” Mr. Adu Boahen said.

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The Mercedes Sprinter bus
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He also appealed to the general public to assist identify some of the victims who are currently on admission at the hospital.

He explained that the police will also mount a search for the driver of the Mercedes Sprinter bus.

Meanwhile, the two vehicles involved in the  accident have been cleared-off  the road to allow free flow of  traffic.

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