The wife of the vice-president, Samira Bawumia, has been involved in a severe road accident resulting in one confirmed fatality, a source has confirmed to Asaaseradio.com.
The Second Lady is reported to be fine as she did not sustain any serious injury.
According to the source, the Second Lady was travelling to the Ashanti Region when a Sprinter bus narrowly missed colliding with her car and immediate entourage but unfortunately ran into two cars after hers.
This resulted in the death of one person in Samira Bawumia’s convoy.
A statement by the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the accident happened at Ohene-Nkwanta near Nobewam, off the Kumasi-Accra highway.
Eight victims have suffered varying degrees of injury and are receiving medical attention.
A rescue team, led by STNO II Odjer Jonathan, arrived at the crash scene at 13:12 hours to find a collision involving a Toyota Land Cruiser (GC-9094-21), Toyota Land Cruiser (VR-2105-15), Mercedes Benz C180 (NR-1977-18) and a Benz Sprinter (GE-7256-14), the GNFS said.
“Of the eight victims, four had already been rescued by the public and taken to the hospital,” the statement said.
“The Mercedes Benz Sprinter and Benz C180 suffered significant damage to their engine compartments and windshields, while the rear of the Toyota Land Cruiser (GC-9094-21) was partially damaged, along with the Toyota Land Cruiser (VR- 2105-15),” the statement added.