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26 January 2017

Curious Agogo residents turn scene of explosion into tourist site

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Residents of Agogo continue to troop to a local welding shop, four days after tyre burst left two people dead and two others seriously injured.

The incident has left the community in shock as people seek to understand how the tragedy occurred.

A 34-year-old welder, Akwasi Debrah, and a teenage tricycle rider were killed in the gory accident after the rim of a lorry tyre they were working on came off and struck them.

Two others, 38-year-old mason, Akwasi Asare and Kwadwo Boateng, 14, suffered severe injuries.

They are presently receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of Agogo Presbyterian Hospital.

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Residents of Agogo have since been filing to the welding shop to find out how the bizarre incident occurred.

Four days after the accident, some scattered human parts and clothing of the victims can still be found at the scene, as residents pay tribute to the dead victims.

Osei Kofi, a taxi driver and friend to the late Akwasi Debrah says he will continue to visit the scene as far as he is alive in memory of his late friend. Like several other residents, he is shocked at the bizarre manner his friend was killed in that accident.

Meanwhile, at the Presbyterian Hospital, doctors have been busy working around the clock to save the lives of the injured two.

Medical Superintendent, Dr. William Thompson says the victims who were brought to the hospital unconscious are stable now. All the surviving victims, including 14-year-old Kwadwo Boateng had fractures of the tibia.

He revealed Asare who had lacerations all over his face will need some attention to correct an eye defect as a result of the explosion.

Meanwhile Asare, who is married with kids, says he was saved under circumstances he describes as divine.

 

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