Five mourners have been confirmed dead while seven others are in critical condition in a fatal car accident at Ayermesu, a community along the Odumase-Asesewa highway in the Eastern region.
The injured have been rushed to the Atua Government Hospital for emergency care while the bodies have been deposited at the morgue, Starr News’ Eastern regional correspondent Kojo Ansah has reported.
The accident occurred when a Hyundai Vehicle with registration number GE 7742-11 was conveying the mourners to a Mortuary to carry a corpse for burial, but ran into a stationery Rino truck with registration AS 2253-12 at a sharp curve at Ayermasu, which is an accident prone area.
According to a witness “the driver and other 4 people died on the spot. The passengers on board the Hyundai Vehicle were from the same family from Odumase going to Asesewa for the dead body of a family member when they met their untimely death “.
He added that the ” the spoilt vehicle was parked without warning signs at Ayermesu Curve on the Odumase to Asesewa highway killing 5 people and other 7 people are in critical condition receiving treatment at Atua Government Hospital “.