Falling timber log crashes boy to death at Asamankese

A boy believed to be 12-years-old has been crashed to death by a falling timber log from a logging truck in the Asamankese township.

The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Asamankese Government Hospital Morgue.

Information gathered indicates that the timber truck with registration number AS-8376 -E was carting the timber logs through Asamankese township but the logs suddenly fell while negotiating a curve at the Deutche International School area towards the Road, which leads to Suhum and Koforidua .

The deceased boy who was selling sachet water along the road was trapped dead under the log.

According to the Municipal Chief Executive for West Akyem, Seth Oduro Boadu, it took the intervention of the Police, Fire Service and the Ambulance Service to extricate the body of the boy trapped under the timber log

The Acting Municipal Director of National Disaster Management Organization , Kwasi Addo Annor ,said the Organization will from henceforth together with the Police inspect all timber trucks carting timber through the central business city of Asamankese, to ensure that it does not pose high risk to pedestrians.

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh

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