General News Mon, 1 Sep 2008

Fuel tanker rams into funeral cortege, kills five mourners

Bibiani (W/R), Aug. 31, GNA - A fuel tanker rammed through a funeral cortege at Bibiani Old Town on Saturday, killing five mourners instantly and severely injuring several others, local police have said. The injured were taken to nearby hospitals at Bibiani, Nkawie and Nyinahin. Assistant Superintendent of Police Sampson Anane Appiah in charge of the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District told the Ghana News Agency that the incident occurred at about 1130 hours on Saturday when the mourners were on their way to the cemetery for burial. He said the five bodies, which were yet to be identified, had been deposited at Bibiani Hospital for autopsy.


Source: GNA