Afenyo-Markin expresses sadness, commiserates with bereaved families of victims of Gomoa Okyereko accident

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Alexander Afenyo Markin
Alexander Afenyo Markin

Mr Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Effutu, have expressed sadness about the death of about 16 people in an accident at Okyereko in the Central Region on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

A Yutong bus with registration number GT 5866-L and a fuel tanker with registration number WR 2063-10 was reported to have collided head-on on Tuesday morning at Gomoa Okyereko, resulting in the death of 16 people.

About 40 passengers were also reported to have suffered various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the Trauma and Specialist Centre in Winneba for treatment.

Commiserating with the bereaved families, Mr Afenyo-Markin, who is also the Deputy Majority Leader of Parliament in a statement signed by him and issued to the Ghana News Agency said: “My heart is heavy. It is with a profound sense of sorrow and heartfelt sympathy that I extend my deepest condolences, sympathies, and well wishes to the families, friends, and loved ones affected by the tragic accident that took place at Gomoa Okyereko on the Accra-Cape Coast Road in the early hours of Tuesday.

“Today, my heart is heavy as we mourn the loss of 16 precious West African lives. In this time of immense grief, I extend my sincerest condolences to the bereaved families. May you find solace and strength in the cherished memories of your loved ones and may their souls rest in eternal peace. Please know that you are not alone in these trying times,” it said.

The statement further expressed the MP’s gratitude to the firefighters and staff of the Ghana Ambulance Service for their heroic efforts.

“I would like to extend my utmost appreciation and admiration to the valiant rescue teams from the Ghana National Fire Service and the Ghana Ambulance Service. Your unwavering dedication and selflessness in the face of adversity reflect the finest qualities of service and bravery,” it said.

The statement also wished the accident survivors a speedy recovery adding, “To the brave individuals who survived this harrowing incident and are currently undergoing treatment at the Winneba Trauma and Specialist Hospital, please accept my sympathies and well wishes for a speedy recovery. Your resilience and courage inspire us all.”

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