BUIPE DIVERSION TURNING TUMU- NAVRONGO- WA HIGHWAY TO A DEATH TRAP.

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A Burkinabe driver is suspected dead and  currently trapped in an articulator truck from Burkinafaso through Paga to Tumu to Tema to cart fish.
An eye witness based in Pina 18km from Tumu and working with Mawums,a firm in road construction  told RadfordFM the driver lost control due to the concentrated dust on the road after getting through a sharp curve from Pina,”all we heard was a big bang where the trailer overturned the front,the driver is still inside since afternoon”
The drivers colleague told RadfordFM at the scene of the accident they were on their way to Tema to carry fish,”i was moving whilst he followed,after some time i did not hear from him again, so i called and there was no response so i returned and found out he was involved in an accident,he started wailing ”
The Tumu Police,Fire service,National ambulance are all present for the past two hours but its still difficult to cut the metal of the front part of the truck that has capsized.The officials are hoping a tipper truck may help them overturn the truck,until then, the Tumu Navrongo Wa highway is turning out to be not just a terribly bad road but becoming a high risk road for the many users of the road.
Yesterday there was an accident on the Wa side,two days ago there was one from Navrongo ,same day another one occured near Lilixia where cartons of beverages got destroyed whilst  last week, a crush, led to deaths of both drivers few kilometers from Wa.
The Police are getting overstretched in trying to provide security  to passengers whilst the volumes of vehicles increases by the day requiring attention of the National road safety commission and Highways as most parts of the road have turned very dusty and sandy impeding movement especially the heavy duty trucks plying the roads.

MBS/RadfordFM

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