A 22-year-old senior high school graduate, Anita Asieduwaa Ama Nkrumah, has died after being crushed to death by a tipper truck Friday morning at Senchi-Amanfrom in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region.
The truck with registration number GN-6025-16 belonging to Afcons Construction Company Limited, had been driving at 9:00am along a dusty road close to its sand winning base which is about 150 meters from the home of the victim, when the accident happened.
It was learnt that the truck, after being filled with sand was negotiating a sharp bend on its way from the sight when it lost its balance and fell on the kitchen, a detached, wooden makeshift structure located close to the road in which the victim was said to be preparing food, flattening it in the process.
Personnel from the Akosombo Divisional Police Command led by the Divisional Motor Transport and Traffic Unit, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Akwasi Yeboah and construction workers had a hectic time emptying the truck off the sand before an excavator could lift it.
A gory description by eyewitnesses indicated that her intestines were splashed out with severe head, leg and hand injuries.
The accident attracted a large group of mourners to the house of the family. The truck involved in the accident was being driven from the scene to the Senchi Police Station.