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44 dead in post election road crashes, 167 injured

sunyani-accidentForty-four persons lost their lives through post election celebration and road crashes across the country between December 7 and 9.
A total of 167 people also sustained various degrees of injuries in 100 cases of road traffic accidents involving 157 vehicles within the two days of the post election celebration and violence.
This was disclosed by the Madina Divisional MTTD Command Officer,  DSP Adu Boahen when the National Road Safety Commission presented road safety equipment worth GHC 800,000 to the Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service.
The items included reflective vests, measuring wheel, digital height, desktop and laptop computers amongst others. The equipment is to be used in mitigating road accidents across the country, especially during the Christmas season.
DSP Adu Boahen said as at the end of November 2016, a total of 11,378 road crashes involving 17, 746 vehicles were recorded resulting in 1990 deaths and 10,154 injuries.
The figure he said was against the 15,182 road crashes recorded in 2015 which involved 9,685 vehicles, 6,728 juries and 1,588 deaths.
Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission, Ing May Obiri Yeboah, described the increment, especially the death rate as alarming, adding that it even exceeds the Commission’s projected number of deaths by 38 per cent
By Chris Moses Kodo|TV3|3news.com

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