Ejura accident: Six NDC supporters dead as Mahama visits wounded
At least six supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are dead after being involved in a gory road accident at Frante near Ejura in the Ashanti Region.
Scores of other passengers have also been wounded after their bus somersaulted.
The group was on their way to a campaign ground where the flagbearer of the NDC, former President John Dramani Mahama, was to address the crowd.
The accident occurred in the afternoon of Saturday, November 21, after the driver lost control of the steering wheel of the bus.
The wounded victims were rushed to the Ejura District Hospital for medical attention.
Former President Mahama had to change his itinerary in order to visit the victims at the hospital.
NDC Party Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and National Campaign Chairman of the NDC, Professor Joshua Alabi were some officials who were part of the team that visited the hospital.
Mr Mahama expressed sadness over the accident and promised to support the victims by footing the medical bills.
The latest accident is barely two months since an NDC executive also died in a car crash.
NDC youth organiser dies in head-on collision
The NDC Deputy Bono East Regional Youth Organiser died after a vehicle he was traveling in was involved in a head-on collision on the Kintampo-Techiman Highway.
According to reports, Nsiah Kojo and some party members were returning from the funeral of the mother of the party’s Kintampo-South Deputy Youth Organiser.
The pick-up truck in which the deceased was said to be traveling in collided with a truck loaded with fertilizer.
Road accident in Ghana
Ghana recorded 1,585 deaths from 9,205 road crashes between January and August 2020.
The accidents involved 15,459 vehicles, 1,638 pedestrian knockdowns and 9,397 injuries.
The figures, according to the Director-General of the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), Mrs May Obiri-Yeboah, were higher compared to the figures for the same period in 2019.
The authority has been championing a road safety campaign dubbed “Arrive Alive” to help cut down fatalities and casualties on the roads.