Five persons including an 8-month-old baby have met their untimely death in accident that occurred on the Adeiso to Nsawam road in the Eastern Region.
Reports says a Nissan bus with a registration number GG 3212-19 from New Abirem, heading to Accra ran into a pothole causing the accident.
According to the New Abirem station master, Nuhu, when the bus got to a filling station at Adeiso on the Accra-Kumasi highway, it hit a deep pothole on the road, and as a result of the speed it was moving at, one of its tyres burst.
He said the driver lost control and the vehicle somersaulted several times, adding that because the passengers had no seat belt, some of them were thrown out of the window as the bus somersaulted.
“Five people came out from the window and hit their heads on the road and died. These five were two females and three males including the 8 months old baby,” he said.
He explained that “the tragic part was that when the baby came out from the window onto the road, the bus ran over the baby and was smashed”.
He cried out that the driver had loaded lots of things at the back of the vehicle and on top of it, making the bus very heavy.
The driver together with two other passengers sustained minor injuries.
The driver was immediately arrested by the Nsawam Police who rushed to the scene and was taken to the station to write his statement and later granted bail after being given a medical form to attend hospital.
The reports said one woman who sustained minor injury, lost her husband and baby and another man lost his wife through the accident.
Meanwhile, the bodies of the deceased havevbeen taken to the Nsawam Government Hospital Morgue and the other passengers who sustained serious injuries are receiving treatment at the Nsawam Government Hospital