Two people were killed in a horrific accident on Monday, September 12, 2022, at Sefwi Besibema in the Akontombra district of the Western North Region.
According to the information available, the accident involved a long trailer with the registration number GE 4871-X.
The trailer was transporting an excavator from Sefwi Akontombra to Sefwi Wiawso when it failed brakes and crashed into more than five stores on the roadside in the Sefwi Besibema community.
Seven people were trapped, and it took the intervention of community members to free them. Two young men died instantly when the excavator fell on them.
The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at Sefwi Wiawso Government Hospital, where they will be identified and autopsied, while the injured are being treated.
The Assembly Member for Besibema electoral area, Hon. Isaac Entsie, disclosed the losses that the incident has incurred on the community by destroying about five petty traders’ stores, their tarred road, and the high tension pole that supplies power from the transformer.