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One person has died with two other sustaining serious injuries after the car they drove in crashed in a fatal accident at Bawjiase in the Central Region.   The two who sustained the injuries have been rushed to a health centre. The victims are yet to be identified.   An eyewitness, Koo Adjei in an interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem said, the private car, Golf with registration number GK 2212 was on its way from Kasoa to Bawjiase and driving at a top speed somersaulted and rammed into a bush.     The driver in the car died on the spot while the two other passengers a woman and a child sustained injuries, the eyewitness added.    
Reports reaching Nyankonton Mu Nsem from Ahyiahem indicates that the linguist and head of family at Gomoa have been poisoned to death. The incident occurred yesterday [Wednesday] our reporter Banahene said. Narrating the incident, he said the linguist and the head of family went on an official duty and upon return back to the palace, the linguist brought in water which they both drunk to quench their thirst. They later retired to their beds with the hope of returning back to the place to preside over a case but unfortunately, the two were found dead when some elders had gone to call them for the meeting. It remains unclear what actually killed the two elders but some are alleging that the water they consumed was poisoned.   The remains of the deceased persons, Okyeame Kwadwo Afum and Abusuapanyin Kwame Asare have been deposited at the morgue awaiting autopsy.          
A 62 year old chainsaw operator, Opanyin Kofi Kyere today [Thursday] met his untimely death at Anwiahiaso in the Adansi North district of the Ashantio region, after a tree he was felling crashed him. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, Isaac Okyem our correspondent said, the deceased was contracted by a cocoa farmer to fell trees on his farm for him but could not survive after the incident. His remains have been deposited at the morgue pending autopsy.    
Some parents in Krakrom of the Western region have raised red flags over the abuse of their wards at the Krakrom LA Primary School. The parents are complaining over the way and manner teachers are using their wards to harvest cocoa on their farms and other household chores during school hours. Nyankonton Mu Nsem’s Christopher Anto in a report filed on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said, the teachers are taking advantage of the cocoa season and using the pupils to work on their farms during school hours. The aggrieved parents he noted, marched to the school to warn the management and teachers to desist from using their wards to work on their farms during school hours.   They have threatened to chase out the teachers if they fail to stop abusing their wards who according to them, have become truants.
A 16 year old girl has reportedly attempted suicide after her parents forced her to marry a middle aged man in the Upper West region. The victim, Deli according to a report filed by Nuhu Abuu indicates that, she was being forced to marry the 50 year old man who she resisted on several occasions.   She is currently in a critical condition at the hospital after consuming a bottle of DDT, Nuhu added.
A 19 year old girl and resident from Jinigini Kofi in the Bia East district of the Western region took her own life shortly after she reportedly exchanged words with her father. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, our reporter Sir Joe explained that, the deceased was confronted by the father over her relationship with her fiancée. The deceased, Constance Amankwaa our reporter noted was advised to end her relationship with the boy because he was lazy. However, she insisted that she would not end the relation as the father had requested.   The father had also warned that he would not take responsibility for her upkeep if she refuse to adhere to his advice, a situation Sir Joe added informed the deceased decision to take her own life. She was found dead in her room after she had threatened to kill herself.
A 33 year old man has died after a tree fell on him at Sefwi Adjoafua in the Bia West district of the Western region. The deceased Yaw Manu a driver , met his untimely death while hunting with another friend. Nyankonton Mu Nsem’s Odeshiaba Kwadwo Wusu said, the deceased was buried to the ground after a strong wind broke the tree which fell and buried him to the ground. According  to Kwadwo Wusu, it took a lot of efforts before residents were able to remove the mortal remains of the deceased, however, he was decomposed.  
Pastor Yaw Mensah a resident of Odumase in the Ashanti region, has reportedly clubbed her teenage daughter for getting pregnant. The suspect according to Abdul Malik Anokye, our regional correspondent, was angered after he found out that the daughter was four months pregnant. The victim who is a junior high school leaver the father said, was due for secondary school but due to her pregnancy, she had to stay home. Narrating the incident, Abdul Malik Anokye said the victim suddenly fell unconscious after the suspect [Father] clubbed her. She is currently on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital . Malik Anokye who  has been monitoring the situation added that, the victim may lose the pregnancy following the impact of the attack on her.
Teachers and boarding students of the Tamale Secondary School in the Northern region fear for their lives as wee smokers and armed robbers consistently break into their rooms as some also attempt to rape the students. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, Prince Kwame Tamakloe explained that, the alleged wee smokers trail and rob the teachers on their way to teach while they also attack the female students in their dormitories. Speaking at the 65th Anniversary of the Tamasco Senior High School, Wilberforce Adams, Headmaster of school, lamented over the attacks and passionately appealed to the security agencies to take immediate steps to address the challenges before it goes out of hand. In a related development, running mate of Nana Akufo Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and an old student of the school, donated an ambulance to his Alma mater.  
The Electoral Commission (EC) has cleared 147 parliamentary aspirants in the Greater Accra. According to EC, the nominees successfully met all the requirements for the contest. Director of Elections at the EC for the Greater Accra Region, Kwame Amoah said, “All the 147 candidates who filed have gone through successfully so they can all be confirmed as parliamentary candidates across the 34 constituencies we have in Greater Accra.'' The commission he explained did not disqualify any candidate because it educated all the aspirants on how the nomination forms were to be filled. “NDC filed in all the 34, as well as NPP. PPP filed in 24 constituencies, CPP, in 30 constituencies, GCPP, only one and PNC 6.  Hassan Ayariga’s ACP also filed  in 4 constituencies, and we have 8 independent candidates.” “All those who picked the nomination forms, we took their contacts so when the details of how we would process the nomination forms came out, we got in touch with them so that they would be able to fill the forms well and then to be able to submit the forms within the specified period,” he added.
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