Train crushes man to death at Kojokrom

It was a pathetic and heart wrenching scene at Kojokrom, a suburb of Essikado in the Western Region, when a middle aged man was cut into parts by a train Tuesday evening. The incident happened around the newly constructed Railway Terminal. The man believed to be in his 50s died on the spot. According to eyewitnesses, the deceased was among a group of persons suspected to be alcoholics who normally gather around the newly constructed terminal at night to drink and smoke marijuana. Unfortunately, luck eluded the deceased and could not run to safety as a train carrying manganese from Takoradi to Nsuta knocked him, mutilating his body with the intestines gushing out at around 10:30pm. Personnel from the Ghana Ambulance Service were quickly called to the scene but the victim had already given up the ghost before their arrival. He was only identified as Kweku, a resident of Essikado with wife and children. One of his daughters who rushed to the scene soon after the incident reportedly collapsed upon seeing her father’s mutilated body. The body was conveyed to the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital morgue for autopsy. By William Benjamin Peters |]]>

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