On Tuesday, December 27, an accident on the Akatsi-Sogakope section of the Aflao-Accra route claimed the lives of five passengers. A Nissan Urvan Minibus with the license plate GG 2596-22 carrying 15 passengers was involved in the accident, which happened at around 1320 hours while it was traveling from Accra to Akatsi. Police sources in Akatsi claim that the accident happened on a part of the Accra-Aflao route near Torve, close to Akatsi.
According to eyewitnesses, Dagba Stephen, the driver, lost control of the car, which drifted into a gutter before flipping over and coming to rest on its tires.
According to police sources, the injured passengers of the car were sent to the Akatsi Municipal Hospital for treatment, but two adults, Ama Dagba and Vida Dagba, who were 45 and 35 years old, respectively, were pronounced dead when they arrived.
The Akatsi Police further disclosed that three additional patients who died while receiving care at the same hospital were Felix Dagba, 27, Douglas Ahiagble, 31, and another man deceased, said to be in his 60s. However, the hospital is now treating the remaining accident victims.
The deceased’s bodies have been placed at the St. Paul’s Hospital Morgue in anticipation of an autopsy. The victims were on a family trip to celebrate the new year from Nsawam to Gefia, a town close to Akatsi, when the disaster happened, according to information obtained by the GNA.