Six passengers onboard a Hyundai Grace commercial vehicle are feared dead in an accident that occurred at Gomoa Osamkrom on the Agona Swedru-Winneba main road Tuesday Afternoon
The accident involved a Hyundai Grace with registration number GT 4110-13 which was loaded with many passengers and was heading towards Winneba.
The other accident vehicle is a DAF tanker truck with registration number GT 7728-16 which was heading towards a gas filling station at Agona Swedru to offload gas.
According to information gathered by Graphic Online’s Glibert Mawuli Agbey, another vehicle did an overtaking but had to slow down abruptly in front of the tanker truck.
In an attempt to avoid running into the vehicle which had slowed down abruptly ahead of it, the tanker driver applied his brakes whilst descending a slippery slope towards the Osamkrom township.
In the process, the tanker skidded off the road and hit the Hyundai which veered off the road into a nearby bush.
Officials of the Swedru Municipal Fire Service and the personnel from the Swedru Divisional unit of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service rushed to the scene to maintain law and order.
Six passengers onboard both vehicles including the drivers and their mates who were severely injured were rescued and taken to the Swedru Government Hospital for emergency medical attention.
However, some passengers who are yet to be identified were trapped in the Hyundai vehicle.
For more than six hours, attempts were still underway by the security personnel to rescue them.