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Accra: Truck runs over Xmas hawkers, shoppers at CMB market, one person killed, 3 injured

Source: Graphic Online

One person died and three others sustained injuries on Thursday afternoon when a KIA truck ran into hawkers and Christmas shoppers at the Cocoa Marketing Board (CMB) market near the Accra Brewery Limited (ABL). 

The deceased has been identified as one of the hawkers in the area.

The head was smashed.

The three injured persons were rushed to the hospital for medical attention.

One of them had her intestines gushing out.

When Graphic Online got to the scene, the deceased was still lying on the ground, with the body covered with a cloth.

Police personnel had just arrived at the scene and were gathering preliminary information as to what happened.

Graphic Online saw that the truck with registration GC 334-09, which was involved in the accident was loaded with bags of sugar.

It was carrying the sugar to the market when the brakes reportedly failed leading the driver to run into the shoppers and hawkers at the busy CMB market.

The accident which occurred around 1:30 pm aggravated the vehicular traffic situation on the Graphic Road in front of the Graphic Press House and the Accra Brewery Limited.

How it happened?

An eyewitness Akua Serwaa, told Graphic Online that there was traffic at the junction in front of the Accra Brewery entrance into the market.

However to dodge the traffic the truck driver who was coming from the Graphic Press House area tried to move through a narrow space when he lost his brakes and run into the hawker who was killed.

One of the injured persons, a mother had her intestines gush out as the vehicle run over her with a bag of sugar also falling directly on her daughter. She was reportedly in the market for shopping.

Another lady on the same stretch was also hit as the car run over her thigh.

Some hawkers and sellers around, who were familiar with the dead person were seen wailing at the tragic loss of their colleague as a crowd surrounded around the time making it difficult for the police to carry out their duties with ease.


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