7 parishioners perish in crash at Lower Manya Krobo

Residents and fire officers helped transport the injured to the hospital (Credit: Emmanuel Kwesi Tetteh)[/caption] Seven persons died instantly in an accident that occurred at Asitey in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region on Saturday, June 15. The seven were parishioners of Santa Barbara Catholic Church in Akosombo. They were returning from a funeral at Akim Oda. Police reports say the drivers of the Daewoo vehicle with registration number  GV 2497-14 belonging to the Volta River Authority while descending the hill veered off and landed in a valley in a sharp curve after an alleged brake failure. The seven are three males and four females. Over 20 persons on-board sustained several degrees of injury  and were rushed to the Atua Government Hospital and the St Martin de Porres Catholic Hospital for medical care. [caption id="attachment_127283" align="alignnone" width="676"] Over 20 were taken injured to the Atua Gov’t Hospital and St Martin de Porres Catholic Hospital (Credit: Emmanuel Kwesi Tetteh)[/caption] Officers from the Ghana National Fire Service and residents helped in transporting the injured to hospital despite the non-availability of ambulances affecting the situation. The seven deceased have been deposited at the Atua Government Hospital morgue. By Yvonne Neequaye|3news.com|Ghana]]>

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