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2 Die In Wassa Japa Accident

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Two persons have been reported dead in an accident that occurred at Wasa Japa near Wasa Akropong in the Western Region, involving two Sprinter buses.

Eight other passengers were injured in the accident.

The accident, according to sources, occurred at a police checkpoint when one of the buses crashed into the other.

Eyewitnesses indicated that one of the Sprinter buses with registration number WR 775-19 was from Kumasi, heading to Tarkwa, while the other one with registration number AC 1474-22 was moving in the opposite direction.

According to reports, the Sprinter bus from Kumasi had stopped at the police checkpoint being checked by the police while the one from Tarkwa was at top speed, even when approaching the checkpoint.

One of the eyewitnesses, Odehyieba Raphael, said a police officer on duty stopped the car, but the driver did not stop.

The vehicle crashed into the stationed Sprinter, killing two people on the spot.

The injured are receiving treatment at the Wassa Akropong Government Hospital, while the lifeless bodies of the deceased persons have been deposited at the hospital’s morgue.

Some of the residents claimed that a similar accident happened at the same spot last year, and that necessitated the creation of a police barrier at that spot.

From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi

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