Twenty-five-year-old Ebenezer Boakye, one of six Ghana National Fire Service personnel, who were admitted in critical conditions, following an accident at Obuasi on June 5, 2022 involving a Fire Tender on which they were traveling to put off a fire outbreak, has been reported dead at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
The accident victims from the Obuasi branch of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), who were in critical condition had initially been admitted at the AGA Health Foundation and Obuasi Government hospitals respectively, following injuries they sustained when the Fire Tender, with registration number FS 548,carrying them to quench fire at Bogobiri in Obuasi, got involved in an accident.
The accident was occasioned by a cut on the main road, by the Obuasi Municipal Assembly, to correct a faulty bridge at a portion of the Bogobiri/Kunka section of the road.
The driver was taken unawares on reaching the spot and in an attempt to avoid imminent accident swerved resulting in the vehicle somersaulting and crashing.
The Ashanti Regional Fire Commander, ACFO Alfred Harry Giwah, who visited the scene, has condemned the absence of warning signs at the site.
The Obuasi Fire Service Command is yet to announce funeral arrangements of the deceased fire fighter.