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Tipper truck kills pregnant woman in Sunyani

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A Tipper truck on Thursday, June 14, 2018, fell on a pregnant woman which killed her and her unborn baby instantly at Chiraa in the Sunyani West District.

Two other victims, Madam Akua Denkyiwaa, aged 55 and Richmond Mohammed, a five-year-old boy who were injured are currently on admission at the Sunyani Regional Hospital responding to treatment whilst the body of the pregnant woman and the premature baby have been deposited at the Hospital’s Mortuary, pending an autopsy.

The vehicle with registration number GW3951-14, driven by one Issifu Tahiru with Ali Fatawu and Benjamin Yiadom on board was from Techiman towards Sunyani, Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer confirmed to Journalists in Sunyani.

According to Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, at the point of the accident at about 1330 hours on June 14 at Chiraa, the tipper truck developed a mechanical fault and fell on its side to hit the pregnant woman who was selling by the roadside.

The Chief Inspector added that the vehicle had since been towed to the Chiraa Police Station, while the driver had been arrested to assist the Police in an investigation.

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