Four persons lost their lives in the early hours of Sunday in a fatal accident at Janikura, few miles to Fufulso Junction in the Central Gonja district of the Savanna region.
The four, two males and two females were travelling to Buipe in the Central Gonja district for the weekly Monday market. Apart from one of the deceased, a woman in her late 40s whose name has been given as Mma Rukaya, a market woman hails from Tamale,the remaining three,two young men with their names given as Jahrow and Razak,another woman also in her late 30s all hails from Tarri,a Tampulma community in the north Gonja district of the Savanna region.
The accident occurred when a cargo truck fully loaded with bags of maize, millet and other foodstuffs veered off the road at a sharp curve in the village of Janikura killing the four persons instantly.
According to one of the victims, the truck had in it nine persons including the driver. It took personnel from the Buipe fire station to come to the scene to remove the driver through chiselling of the driver side of the vehicle. The driver including some four other passengers who are in critical condition has since been sent to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for medical attention.
The witness further revealed that the dead got trapped in the bags of maize etc in the course of the accident when the car Summersaulted capsizing upside down.
The four dead persons were carried to the West Gonja Hospital in Damongo where laid to rest at about 7:45 PM in the night.
The former MP for Damongo/Daboya, Hon.Sammy B.Wusah, NPP chairman for Damongo Hon.Nana Kwame Aboagye and the MP for Damongo constituency, Hon. Adam Mutawakilu facilitated in the burial process of the victims.
Zion Abdul Rauf
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