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Police arrest alleged Hyundai driver who caused accident involving Ghana’s new train on Tema-Mpakadan railway line

By Vincent Ashitey
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The driver of the parked Hyundai truck that caused the accident involving Ghana’s newly acquired train from Poland has been arrested.

The Ghana Police Service confirmed in a post on Thursday evening.

This comes after Ghana’s newly imported train was involved in an accident while on a test run on the Tema-Mpakadan railway route on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

"Police preliminary investigation has established that the suspect driver left the said vehicle unattended on the railway line, leading to a collision with the train" a statement from Ghana Police Service said.

In another development,  Minister for Railways Development, John Peter Amewu there were no casualties recorded after the accident despite the train carrying passengers and some inspectors.

“And the good thing is that all the passengers and the inspectors on board the train, none of them got injured and we are currently in the process of assessing the damage to the train,” he said.

“Technically, I would say the train is still in very good form. Nothing in terms of electrical or the engine has been affected, except the front that got slightly damaged.”

Earlier this month, the first batch of trains assembled in Poland arrived at the Tema Port to help make railway transportation better in the country.

Ghana is expected to receive 12 state-of-the-art trains from Poland to boost railway transportation, with the new trains expected to begin operations in May.