Tragedy hits my village, as 27 die on the spot leaving 32 in very critical condition
|The tanker lying on its side|
Eyewitnesses said the brakes of the water tanker may have failed.
The injured have been admitted to the Winneba Government Hospital while the driver of the tanker has been arrested by the police to assist with investigations.
I quickly called my niece to find out if any close relation was involved, but she said identification of the dead is still not over. I just pray it turns out negative.
According to sources, medical officers at the Winneba Hospital say that some of the victims have very high degree of injury such that, their limbs may have to be amputated.
All the deceased persons including a pregnant woman have since been identified by their relatives.
The incident has thrown the entire Senya Breku township, which hitherto was in merry making mood into a state of mourning.
The revelers were said to be dancing on the roadside as part of the Christmas festivities at the time of the incident.
The District Chief Executive for the Area, Mr Nuhu Adams assured affected families that he was scheduling an immediate meeting to consider a possibility for a mass burial.
|The mangled tanker and human bodies|
|Blood spill on the ground|
|Vice President John Mahama and Central Regional Minister|
|Girl with broken limbs|
|An accident victim|
May their souls rest in perfect peace.