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4 vehicles involved in accident at Nobewam; Samira Bawumia among accident victims, body guard killed

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The Saturday afternoon accident on the Accra-Kumasi N6 highway has been confirmed by the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS).

The wife of the Vice President, Samira Bawumia is one of the accident victims.

She is doing well.

One person, a bodyguard, Fuseini Mumuni died.

A burial service was performed for Fuseini on Sunday at Madina in Accra in line with Islamic custom.

He has since been laid to rest.

Read also: Mumuni Fuseini who died in Samira’s convoy accident was a hardworking member of Closed Protection Unit – Bawumia

For close to eight years, Fuseini was Samira Bawumia’s bodyguard.

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) responded to the accident distress call around 1pm on Saturday.

The GNFS in a statement confirming the accident mentioned eight injured victims.

The accident happened at Ohene-Nkwanta near Nobewam in the Ashanti Region. 

The GNFS said investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash and added that the eight victims suffered varying degrees of injuries.

It said the rescue team from Konongo Odumasi arrived at the crash scene at 1:12pm.

The collision involved a Toyota Land Cruiser with registration number GC-9094-21, Toyota Land Cruiser with registration number VR-2105-15, a Mercedes Benz C180 with registration number NR-1977-18, and a Benz Sprinter bus with registration number GE-7256-14.

It said out of the eight victims, four had already been rescued by the public and had been taken to the hospital when the GNFS team arrived.

The Mercedes Sprinter bus and Benz C180 suffered significant damage to their engine compartments and windshields, while the rear of the Toyota Land Cruiser (GC-9094-21) was partially damaged, along with the Toyota Land Cruiser (VR- 2105-15).

Attached below is statement from the GNFS

A/R:- ROAD CRASH AT OHENE-NKWANTA NEAR NOBEWAM, OFF THE KUMASI-ACCRA HIGHWAY INJURES 8 VICTIMS

On January 13, 2024, a distress accident call at Ohene-Nkwanta near Nobewam, off the Kumasi-Accra highway was earlier this afternoon received by the Konongo-Odumasi Fire Station.

Investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash but 8 victims suffered varying degrees of injuries.

The rescue team, led by STNO II Odjer Jonathan, arrived at the crash scene at 13:12 hours to find a collision involving a Toyota Land Cruiser (GC-9094-21), Toyota Land Cruiser (VR-2105-15), Mercedes Benz C180 (NR-1977-18), and a Benz Sprinter (GE-7256-14).

Of the 8 victims, 4 had already been rescued by the public and taken to the hospital.

The Mercedes Benz Sprinter and Benz C180 suffered significant damage to their engine compartments and windshields, while the rear of the Toyota Land Cruiser (GC-9094-21) was partially damaged, along with the Toyota Land Cruiser (VR- 2105-15).

Filed by the PRO,
Ashanti Region
(Saturday, January 13, 2024)

SOURCE: GRAPHIC ONLINE