TRADERS, DRIVERS BACK AT ACCIDENT SPOT IN KUMASI
Published: 08 August 2017
Last Updated: 08 August 2017
08 Aug 2017
Despite recording the death of three colleagues yesterday morning, traders and drivers at the portion of the Adehye3 market, a vibrant market arena in the Kumasi metropolis have resumed business.
This is in sharp contrast to the instructions conveyed to them by officials of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), managers of the market when the latter visited the site after the nasty incident.
During a visit by GO early Wednesday morning, the traders and commercial drivers plying the Tepa, Bechem and Mankranso routes in the Ashanti Region had returned and commencing brisk business.
However, there was no sign of any security official or KMA city guard in the arena to ward off these traders from the portion where the articulated truck struck dead three women yesterday morning.
In an interview with this reporter, Kwaku Wusu, a 21 year old sprinter bus driver recounted the scary nature of yesterday’s accident.
According to him, but for the swift manner the truck driver applied the brakes in the vehicle all those traders occupying the portion of the arena would have been dead by now.
He revealed the stationary truck which had loaded cement suddenly moved when the driver had alighted and was attending to some masons working on an uncompleted building around the arena close to the race course.
Asked why they were still selling and conducting business at the accident spot despite the warning of the KMA, Mr Wusu said ‘my brother we have nowhere to go and until they finish the new Central Market and relocate us we will still be here despite the inconveniences’.
Yesterday, a truck full of cement crushed to death three traders who were selling on a portion within the Adehye3 market, a popularly market arena in Kumasi.
Two of the women died on the spot while one who was being conveyed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) died on the way to the hospital.
Story by Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi