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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

14 perish in gory Hohoe-Jasikan road accident

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Some 14 persons are reported  dead in a fatal accident which  occurred on the Hohoe-Jasikan road in the Volta region, Thursday afternoon.
The accident which occurred between Bowiri and Jasikan,  involved an urvan passenger vehicle  traveling from  Jasikan in a head-on collision with a Metro mass transit bus, coming from the Hohoe direction.
According information gathered, almost all the  passengers on board the urvan bus have perished, except a woman and her baby who were  miraculously found alive in the mangled vehicle.
An eyewitness, Foster who arrived at the scene moments after the accident, told Volta Online that, passengers on board the metro mass also sustained various degrees of injury and have rushed to the Jasikan and Hohoe government hospitals for treatment by a team of Police and Fire service personnel, who reported at the scene.
“There are about sixteen people in the urvan and all are feared dead, except a woman and her child. The others in the metro mass sustained various degrees of injuriees and have been taken to the Jasikan and Hohoe hospitals’  the emotionally distraught eyewitness narrated.
The eyewitness, believe that the deplorable and dusty nature of the road might have contributed  to the accident, as visibility on the road  was poor.
Police in the area have since begun investigations into the tragedy.

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