Scores feared dead in fatal Pokuase trailer accident [Photos]

Scores are feared dead after a trailer crashed into their vehicles off the Nsawam – Accra road at Pokuase, an eyewitness has said.
According to the eyewitness named only as Ruth, the long vehicle, heading towards Nsawam veered off the road and plowed into three Kia trucks, a Ford Explorer and a Taxi cab it was tailgating.

“There are two other private cars which have been completely damaged that I cannot even identify the vehicles,” Ruth said.
A number of people have been trapped in their vehicles under the trailer, she reported. Five bodies have been retrieved so far, according to Ruth.

“The body of the taxi driver was retrieved first and his wife collapsed upon seeing her husband’s body,” She added.

As at 12:30pm,  about three vehicles were still trapped under the trailer, 45 minutes after the accident occurred due to the unavailability of a towing vehicle.

The police arrived at the scene about ten minutes after the incident happened. “They could not do much because they did not come with a towing vehicle. So far two of the towing cars have come but they were unable to pull the trailer off the cars,” Ruth narrated.

The passengers and drivers on board the vehicles trapped under the trailer are feared dead.

 

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