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Taxi driver killed by slipping tree in Kumasi


A taxi driver is feared useless soon after a tree fell on him during a major rain storm at Mmrom in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional money.

The deceased, identified only as Alhaji is claimed to have parked his taxi under the tree awaiting passengers at a location in entrance of Asanteman Senior Higher School when the incident happened.

This is a schedule for floating drivers like Alhaji who normally consider gain of the nearby lorry stations these types of as the Kumasi-Wa, Kumasi-Tamale, Kajedji to courtroom the interest of travellers.

Although two of his colleagues managed escaped, it was much too late for him to do so as he sat on the boot of his Opel Astra motor vehicle with registration AW 7248-14.

The trunk of the Neam tree fell on him at about 5 p.m on Thursday June 18, 2020.

Though emergency support vendors, Fire and Ambulance Services ended up identified as to the scene, their presence did little save the circumstance.

It took the intervention of some chainsaw operators to minimize by the trunk of the tree and branches to sight of the motionless entire body of the deceased.

The incident caused major vehicular targeted traffic blocking the most important Suame Roundabout-Kejetia stretch absolutely.

Sources at Suame Divisional command say the physique of the deceased has been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Educating Hospital’s morgue for preservation.

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