Some eight members of the Meduma North Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA), have been confirmed dead in a ghastly accident that occurred on the Kumasi-Mampong  road at about 4:00pm on Saturday.

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The victims were believed to be returning from a programme as part of activities to mark Easter celebrations.

The accident occurred at Tano Odumase in the Sekyere South District of the Ashanti Region.

The Agona Police District Commander, Francis Kwesi Asante, said the church members were in a convoy of three vehicles including a taxi when the accident occurred.

At some point of the journey, the taxi attempted to overtake the two vehicles-the sprinter and the Mazda- but was faced with the fatal possibility of a head-on collision with an oncoming truck.

The driver of the sprinter vehicle which was leading the convoy, in an attempt to save the situation had to quickly apply his brakes to allow the taxi to maneuver.

In his attempt, the Madza vehicle which was trailing bumped into the sprinter and both vehicles veered off the road and fell into a ditch.

?We rushed to the scene and picked some to the Komfo Anokye Hospital and eight were confirmed dead and others are receiving treatment. Some at Ankaful, some at Methodist hospital and some are also at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,? he stated.

A Medical Doctor at the Mampong Hospital Hellen Naa, told TV3 20 persons were brought to the Hospital but ten of them were transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. She said out of the ten, only one had died so far at the Mampong Hospital.

It is not clear yet whether the occupants of the taxi escaped unhurt.  It is feared the death toll could rise.

Source: tv3network.com

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