The police have confirmed the death of a Ghanaian Times reporter in the presidential press corps accident which occurred at Doryumu junction in the Shai Hills area in Greater Accra on Thursday afternoon.
The Times reporter, Samuel Nuamah was said to have died on the spot, the Doryumu-Asutuare District Police Commander, ASP Stephen Addom confirmed this to Graphic Online’s Tema reporter, Benjamin Xornam Glover who has visited the accident scene.
A number of journalists assigned to the presidency who were on the accident vehicle sustained serious life-threatening injuries and have been taken to the hospital for medical care. They were initially taken to the Shai Hills Military Training School clinic and later transferred to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
The journalists were returning to Accra from Ho where President John Mahama had attended the annual convention of the Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Church.
Benjamin Xornam Glover reported that the police told him a total of 12 people were on the vehicle, a Ford GMC with registration number GB 506 – 12.
According to the police the left rear tyre of the vehicle burst and in an attempt to control the vehicle, the driver applied the brakes and the vehicle veered off the road.
President John Dramani Mahama and his entourage were not in the convoy.