Nyinahin (Ash), Oct. 03, GNA – Three school children were killed and five others injured when a speeding vehicle run into them at Nyinahin, capital of the Atwima-Mponua District.
The children including Barikisu Seidu, 10, Amina Moro, 9, and Salita Inusa, 10, had closed from school and were walking on the shoulder of the road whiles the injuired including Florence Nyarko, 8, Baba Moro, 11, Elizabeth Asra, 8, Martha Sumaila, 12, and Seidu Iddrisu 10, were rushed off to the Nyinahin Government Hospital with broken bones and cuts.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) David Nkrumah, the Atwima Divisional Commander, who confirmed the accident to the Ghana News Agency, said the driver, Asare Afoakwa, is now helping the police in their investigations.
He said the driver was speeding his Hyundai Elantra saloon car towards Kumasi from Sefwi-Patasie and on reaching a section of the road at Nyinahin he veered off and run the vehicle into the victims.
ASP Nkrumah said the driver attempted to flee after the accident but was chased and arrested by an angry mob who set the car ablaze.
The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Toase Mortuary.