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Five school children killed in Nkawkaw crash laid to rest

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Five school children who tragically lost their lives in a devastating accident at Nkawkaw in Eastern Region have been laid to rest.

The victims are Gafatsi Marcus (3yrs), Asare Joseph (9yrs), Kwasi Nyarko Larry (12yrs), Acher Binney (4yrs), and Jerome Harmenu (7yrs).

Students of Mpeah Memorial School and mates of the deceased who attended the burial service could not hold back their tears.

The Municipal Chief Executive for Kwahu West, Owusu Addo, addressing the mourners, called on school heads and parents to take a critical look at school buses and the mode of transport for their wards.

“I’m calling on the school authorities to ensure maintenance works on their buses.”

The Headmistress of the school, Rachel Yeboah, on her part, showed appreciation to all and sundry for the support in giving the kids a befitting burial.

“I want to express our appreciation to everyone for coming to commiserate with us.”


The fatal crash occurred on February 15, 2024, involving an Ampea Memorial school bus and state-registered vehicle for a District Chief Executive travelling on the Accra to Kumasi highway.

Though seventeen children were injured in the ghastly accident, they have since been treated and discharged from hospitals in Nkawkaw and Koforidua.