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Police demand the return of accident corpses

2011-01-13 21:27:30
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The Police have instructed that the bodies which were taken from the scene of the accident which occured Wednesday night at Diari near Savelugu in the Northern region, be returned to the morgue by the close of today.

Some natives of the town took the bodies of the deceased for burial in accordance with the muslim religion after the accident occured, however the police say the bodies should have been taken to the hospital for autopsy first.

This has resulted in a tussle between the Ghana Police Service and the natives of the town.

Speaking on an Accra based radio station, the Northern Regional Police PRO, Chief Inspector Ebenezer Tetteh, said a police contingent of about six who arrived at the scene of the accident were threatened with death and their vehicle risked been burnt when they insisted on taking the bodies to the hospital.

The gory accident which occurred around 10:00 pm Wednesday night resulted in the death or six persons.

According to an eyewitness, a truck with ten persons on board loaded with foodstuff and animals run into an articulated truck heading for Bolgatanga from Accra.

The Kia truck which was coming from Langbinsi and heading towards Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region bumped into a pot-hole and burst a front tyre.

In the process, the driver lost control and the truck veered into the lane of the oncoming articulated truck resulting in the collision.

Four other persons who sustained various degrees of injury are receiving treatment at the hospital.


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