About five school children are reportedly dead and several others injured in a tragic accident that happened on the Techire-Adrobaa road in the Tano North Municipality of the Ahafo Region, in the early hours of Friday.
Sompa FM learned the accident happened around 0745 hours when the Techire DS Elites Academy School bus carrying the children developed a mechanical fault, fell into a ditch, and somersaulted.
Many of the injured children are said to be in critical condition, responding to treatment at the Duayaw-Nkwanta St. John of God Hospital, while the bodies of the deceased had since been deposited at the hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
Mr. Addai Yeboah, the Techire Youth Chairman, who confirmed the story, told Sompa the driver of the bus had gone to pick up some of the school children from Adrobaa, and on their way back to Techire the bus developed a mechanical fault, and the driver lost control in the process.
At the time of filing this report, Sompa gathered some parents had rushed to the hospital to identify their children.
Efforts to contact Mr. Desmond Suaka, the Headmaster of the school on his mobile phone were unsuccessful as he failed to pick up the calls, however, a reporter at the scene reported that some of the students who were unhurt were also rushed to the hospital for treatment to be administered to them.