Six persons, including a four-year-old boy, died after the vehicle in which they were traveling, was involved in an accident on the Odweanoma Mountain at Kwahu in the Eastern Region, yesterday evening.
The six were returning from a funeral they attended last week at Forifori in the Afram Plains District, when the Hyundai truck they were travelling on with registration number GE 5638- 19, had a brake failure while descending from Atibie to Nkawkaw.
The car somersaulted several times in the process.
The situation caused a gridlock on the stretch, but the swift response of the Kwahu West Ghana National Fire Service managed to tow the vehicle from the middle of the road.
The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Atibie Government Hospital mortuary.
The Nkawkaw Commander of the Police Motor Traffic and Transport Department, DSP Foster Asante, advised drivers, particularly first-time users of the road who are not familiar with the terrain, to seek assistance from other drivers when approaching the mountains.