One person has died in a ghastly accident which occurred last night at Ekumfi Akoti in the Ekumfi district of the Central region.

The deceased, a Nigerian, lost his life when the truck he was driving veered off the road and caught fire.

The truck which was loaded with Cola was on its way to Nigeria from Mankessim.

According to eyewitnesses, the vehicle veered into a nearby bush when the deceased lost control.

However,  bystanders managed to save two other passengers who were in the vehicle before it caught fire, and burnt  the driver to death on the spot.  The two are currently receiving treatment at the Cape Coast regional hospital.

Officers of the Ghana Fire Service later arrived at the scene to control the inferno.

The accident brings to two, the number of terrible accidents that have occurred in the area over the last two weeks.

A fortnight  ago, 15 people died on the same stretch of road in a crash between a Yutong bus and a Sprinter.


Source:Ghana/ Baah-Acheamfour