Mortuary workers in critical condition as truck veers of road in Volta Region

Five people who escaped a near-death accident on the Akatsi-Wute road in the Akatsi South District of the Volta Region are in critical condition.

A pick truck they were travelling on veered off the road causing it to somersault severally before landing in a nearby bush.

The critically injured, four men and a woman and others, who sustained minor injuries were rushed to the Akatsi District Hospital for treatment by some commercial vehicles.

According to an eyewitnesses account, the white pick-up was carrying mourners from the St. Paul’s Hospital morgue on Saturday to Seglakope for a funeral when the incident occurred at Worwoenu Abotsigakope Junction, the GNA reported.

The GNA’s visit to the accident scene saw the pick-up in the bush with the number plates removed suggesting it might have somersaulted several times.

Chief Superintendent of Police of the Akatsi District Command, Joseph Atsu Dzineku, who confirmed the accident said the police had taken control of the situation and that details would be disclosed later.

September had been a bloody month with more than 23 deaths in road carnages across the country.

On September 16, a day after 14 people perished on the Suhum-Kumasi highway, another gory accident at Gomoa Adam on the Kasoa-Cape-Coast highway claimed six lives and injured seven others.

On September 8, three persons, including a four-year-old child, died in a fatal accident on the Accra-Kumasi Highway.

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