Two students of Asankragwa Nursing and Midwifery Training College in the Wassa Amenfi West Municipality of the Western Region perished on the spot when a tricycle they were traveling in crashed into a grader.
Final-year and second-year students were among those who died.
Asankragwa Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) Commander Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Hajia Abiba Salifu confirmed the event to Ghana News Agency (GNA).
She claimed that approximately 1730 hours on Saturday, January 15, the Police received a distress call reporting an accident near the National Health Insurance (NHI) office area in Asankragwa.
She added the directorate sent some MTTD officials to the area right away to help save lives and maintain traffic flow.
According to ASP Salifu, the final-year student, who had some family members surrounding the NHI office, went home with the second-year student, who happened to be her school daughter, according to the information they had at the scene.
According to the MTTD Commander, the two boarded a rickshaw on their way back to school, which was rammed by a grader, resulting in a crash with another rickshaw.
The two pupils died in the process, while one of the riders, who witnessed the tragedy from afar, escaped with minor injuries, while the other was sent to the Asankragwa Catholic hospital for treatment, according to ASP Salifu.
The bodies of the deceased had been sent to the Asankragwa Catholic hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy, she said.
“We don’t know what caused the mishap,” stated the MTTD Commander, “but we’ve started our investigations to find out.”
According to the ASP, the grader driver was held to aid in the inquiry.