Many are feared dead after a gas tanker fell on a commercial vehicle at Osamkrom in the Gomoa Central District, yesterday, June 2.
According to reports, the gas tanker was travelling from Accra to Agona Swedru to offload product while the commercial vehicle was also moving from Swedru towards Winneba.
Some eyewitnesses said upon reaching Osamkrom Prison junction, the commercial vehicle fell into a ditch after the gas tanker landed on it.
Attempts to rescue the trapped passengers took over four hours, the eyewitnesses said.
According to them, they heard some passengers in the car screaming for help.
Officials from the Ghana National Fire Service are yet to disclose the total number of passengers who have died as they await a towing car to lift the tanker off, at the time of filing this report.
The District Chief Executive for Gomoa Central, Benjamin Kojo Oto, revealed that an ambulance has transported some of the casualties to various hospitals and mortuary.
Also at the scene was the Gender Minister Cynthia Morrison who advised drivers to always drive with care as the rainy season approaches.
Meanwhile, Adom News’ correspondent Seth Adjei reported that personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service are yet to lift the tanker from the ditch.
He said passengers have also been left stranded as the roads remain blocked.
Source : Myjoyonline.com