Five persons, including one woman, died in a ghastly accident involving three cars and a motorcycle at Kpetoe, in the Volta Region of Ghana on Saturday.
The incident occurred at about 3:30 pm at Young Farmers, a spot near the Agotime Ziope Assembly office building when a Toyota car, GW 1143 -10, speeding towards the Aflao direction was overtaking a vehicle in front of it and in the process rammed into an unregistered Toyota Camry, which was approaching from the other side of the road.
This caused another vehicle, a Toyota Brilliance, with registration number GT 1987-1 and a motorcycle,also with registration number M-09-GW 68, to also run into the distressed vehicles.
The story was confirmed or accented to by Corporal Prince Dogbatse, Volta Regional Police Public Affairs Officer.
He mentioned that four other people who suffered various degree of injuries were rushed to the Ho Teaching Hospital for medical attention.
The bodies of the deceased are also at the mortuary at the same facility waiting for autopsy.
Corporal Dogbatse said the driver of the Toyota Corolla, whose name he gave only as Edo was among the deceased.
He said that the driver of Toyota Brilliance, Richard Makafui Negble was helping the police in their investigations.
The identities of the other deceased persons were not established at the time of filing this report.
However, some locals were able to identify one of the deceased as a Ho-based mobile money operator with a kiosk opposite the Ho Municipal Hospital.