Two young men in their thirty’s have reported dead in a terrible accident that occurred on Monday, September 12, 2022, at Sefwi Besibema in the Akontombra district of the Western North Region.
According to an eyewitness, the trailer with registration number GE 4871-X transporting excavator from Sefwi Akontombra towards Sefwi Wiawso, upon reaching Sefwi Besibema, experienced a brake failure and unfortunately ran into more than five stores on the roadside at Sefwi Besibema community.
The report indicates that seven persons were trapped and with the effort of the community, they rescued them, when it was noticed that two young men died instantly when the excavator fell on them.
The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at Sefwi Wiawso Government Hospital, waiting for identification and autopsy, while the injured persons are receiving treatment.
Speaking to Mr. Kalam Musa, an eyewitness, said the long trailer vehicle failed its brake where some children were playing on the roadside.
Upon sensing danger, the kids gave an alarm that the car had encountered a brake failure and suddenly, the vehicle hit the nearby community pipe and a high-tension pole.
He added that later it was found that seven persons were trapped and after they were rescued, two persons were dead instantly.
Notwithstanding, the Assembly Member for Besibema Electoral Area, Hon. Isaac Entse said the incident has incurred destroyed about five stores that belong to petty traders, their tarred road has also deteriorated and the high-tension pole that supplies power from the transformer has been damaged.
Meanwhile, further investigation is ongoing to know who is the owner of such equipment.
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