One person has been confirmed dead after a Kia truck loaded with beer crashed into the New Patriotic Party (NPP) office at Oko Dan in the La municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
The tragic incident, which occurred on Tuesday, October 24, also left one person critically injured.
In an interview with Citi News, an eyewitness, Dzifa Amegah narrated that the driver lost control of the vehicle due to a brake pad malfunction, leading to the unfortunate incident.
Fire service and police officers are currently at the scene to attend to the situation.
“When the incident occurred, we went inside, and we realized a woman who sells rice close by had had her legs damaged. She had chairs on her, so we removed the chairs and brought her out. She was still alive. We realized there was a kenkey seller who was also trapped under the vehicle. When we tried to save her, a police officer tried to stop us, but we ignored him. We lifted the vehicle up using a jack and brought her out, but she was already dead,” Dzifa Amegah said.
A member of the Public Relations Department of the Ghana National Fire Service, ADO1 Alex Nartey, told Citi News that, “Our control room received a call about an accident on the Labadi station road. We quickly came and upon arrival, they realized that they had to call their rescue team to augment the process. It was a truck full of beer that had run through the NPP office at Labadi killing one person in the process and critically injuring another.”
“Our men were able to help in rescuing the casualties involved. As of now, the operation has been successful. My condolences to the family of the bereaved. We will advise people to be very cautious to avoid such incidents during the festive season,” ADO1 Alex Nartey said.