KNUST tasks committee to evaluate risk factors on campus after death of students

Management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has set up a seven-member committee to ascertain risk areas on campus.

The move follows the tragic death of three students of the school last Saturday.

While two out of three occupants died in a car crash, the third student lost his life after he fell on the staircase of the first floor of Unity Hall.

University Relations Officer of KNUST, Dr. Daniel Norris Bekoe, told Citi News management has also in the interim decided to construct and renovate speed ramps in the school.

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“The particular spot the incident occurred is a road that links the campus to an exit route. Yesterday, at an emergency meeting, management decided that because of the speed drivers engage in on that stretch, we have to put speed ramps on that stretch and all other roads. There is also a committee that has been put in place to evaluate other risk factors and provide recommendations for the consideration of management”, Dr. Bekoe said.

Meanwhile, Dr.  Bekoe also confirmed to Citi News that two out of the three, who were hospitalized have been discharged with the third critically injured person still responding to treatment.

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However, one of the three students who died has been buried in line with Islamic tradition.

“There was one student whose condition was critical. He was in a coma. Our understanding is that he is now out of emergency and his condition is very stable.”

“The others who sustained injuries have been discharged. One was discharged yesterday and the other today. For one of them who died, an autopsy was conducted and the body was released to the family for burial according to Islamic tradition on Sunday”, he added.

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Police probe crash

Already, the Ashanti Regional Police Command has said it has commenced investigations into the unfortunate incident.

The Police told Citi News that, out of the five persons who were in the vehicle, four were KNUST students while one was a University of Ghana student.

Police information available to Citi News indicates that the driver of the vehicle was attempting to negotiate a sharp curve and run into a tree.

Source: citinewsroom


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