8 perish, several others severely injured on Akyem Achiase road

Eight persons died and several others were severely injured when they were run over by two tipper trucks which tried to overtake other vehicles.

The incident occurred at about 1:00 pm at Akyem Achiase on Saturday in the Eastern region while the victims were on their way to bury a dead relative.

The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police, ASP Nketia Yeboah told Joy News one of the trucks run into some people who were walking along the road to the cemetery to bury the body.

The other truck was said to have crushed and into a Hyundai bus which had the dead body and some mourners on board, killing five of the mourners instantly.

He added three out of twenty people who were severely injured in the accident died at the Oda government hospital later.

The seventeen are currently receiving treatment at the same hospital.

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