U/W/R: Gory accident at Kampaha, two died

Crashed Vehicle

A gory accident at Kampaha, a suburb community in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region has claimed the lives of two persons, with many more injured.

The tragic incident reportedly occurred along the Wa – Bulenga road on Friday, January 01, 2021 at around 8:00 PM.

The horrific accident which involved a mini van, a Nissan caravan by make, was carrying passengers on board from Wa to Bulenga, reportedly, veered off the road and rammed into a bridge.

Information gathered by upperwestmedia.net indicates that the mini van was travelling from Wa and heading towards Bulenga, and upon reaching a junction, a car from the adjoining route appeared on the middle of the road and in an attempt to avoid bumping into the later, the mini van swerved off and the driver lost control of the vehicle, crashing into the bridge.

Accident Victims

Two persons lost their lives while many other persons sustained various degrees of injury. One person, a female died on the spot. A second person, a male died the following day while on admission at hospital.

The passengers who sustained injuries, including the driver were conveyed to the Wa Municipal psychiatric hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, information gathered has it that one of the accident victims, a boy who sustained considerable damages on the head, has been referred to the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital for further diagnoses and treatment.

The Upper West Regional Police command has since visited the scene to ascertain the level of damages caused and the appropriate steps to take in order to address road accidents on that stretch of the road.

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