General News Wed, 25 Sep 2019

Overloaded truck damages portions of Ashaiman overpass

Parts of the overpass has cracked

A haulage truck with registration number GT 559 U on Wednesday morning got stuck in the beams underneath the Ashaiman overpass on the Tema-Accra motorway, causing damage to portions of the overpass.

The incident occurred around 4 a.m. when the head of the truck decoupled from the trailer.

The truck was transporting a Biomass Fired Steam Boiler meant for a toilet tissue paper manufacturing company at Buduburam in the Central Region.

The equipment exceeded the 5-metre allowable height beneath the overpass.


The overpass has seen parts of the beams cracked following attempts by the driver and some crane operators to tow the truck.

According to the Ashaiman Police, the driver of the truck, Fatawu Abdullai, would be charged for destroying public property.

Source: Graphic.com.gh
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