Tragic accident at Nkawkaw

A tragic motor accident at Ampeah Memorial School in Nkawkaw claimed the lives of three male pupils and a female teacher on the Nkawkaw section of the Kumasi-Accra road. The Tragic accident at Nkawkaw involved a Nissan Patrol, reportedly the official vehicle of the District Chief Executive for Atwima Kwanwoma in the Ashanti region, Prince Karikari, colliding with a Hyundai minibus.

Eyewitnesses reported that the Nissan Patrol driver attempted an unauthorized U-turn while driving on the shoulder of the road. The victims, including the female teacher identified as Dorcas Dede, lost their lives while receiving treatment at the Holy Family Hospital in Nkawkaw, where they were rushed after the accident.

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The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. when pupils of Ampeah Memorial School and their teachers were returning home after school. The collision resulted in sixteen individuals, including the bus driver, 11 pupils, and another female teacher, being rushed to the Holy Family Hospital. Unfortunately, four of them, including three boys and the teacher Dorcas Dede, succumbed to their injuries.

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The District Chief Executive for Atwima Kwanwoma, his driver, and three other passengers on board the Nissan Patrol were admitted to the hospital but were reported to be in stable condition.

Three pupils initially taken to the Agyarkwa Hospital were later referred to the Koforidua General Hospital for further treatment. Three pupils and another female teacher, identified as Bernice Agyei, remain under observation at Agyarkwa Hospital.

The news spread rapidly, leading parents and residents to rush to the hospitals in search of their children. Hospital management, with police assistance, faced a challenging task in managing the situation and bringing it under control.


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