One person died on the spot when a truck fully loaded with blocks veered off the road and run into traders at Ashaiman on Thursday morning.
The truck, was heading towards the Ashaiman main lorry station from the Mandela Park is reported to have developed a brake failure.
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The deceased, identified as Love Atsu was on and office errand when the truck with registration number ER 5112 X crushed her to death. The driver in his bid to manoeuvre his way through veered off its lane running into the traders along the stretch.
Six (6) people also got injured in the process and they have been admitted at the Tema General Hospital responding to treatment.
“Some of us had to run for our lives upon seeing the truck approach, but unfortunately those affected were busily doing business and could not notice the truck. It then run into them killing one instantly and injuring six others,” and eyewitness said.
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Hawkers in Ashaiman are noted for selling on the streets of almost every major road in the area, and several attempts to get them off have proven futile.
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God have mercy… some accident which just happened in ashaiman pic.twitter.com/Y9EdhDQyxv
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