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Police arrest truck driver responsible for train accident on Tema – Mpakadan Railway

The Ghana Police Service has arrested a truck driver who allegedly parked on the railway and caused an accident on the Tema-Mpakadan Railway line.

According to a statement by the Police, the driver left the vehicle unattended to on the railway leading to the accident.

The Police say their investigations continue.

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A TRUCK DRIVER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY CAUSING TRAIN ACCIDENT ON THE TEMA-MPAKADAN RAILWAY LINE

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The Ghana Police Service has arrested the driver of a Hyundai truck with registration number GS 9018 – 20 for allegedly causing an accident involving a Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train on the Tema-Mpakadan railway line today Thursday 18th April 2024.

Police preliminary investigation has established that the suspect driver left the said vehicle unattended on the railway line, leading to a collision with the train.

Police investigation into the incident continues.

New trains involved in an accident, confirms Railways Ministry

The Railways Ministry has confirmed that the new trains imported into Ghana have been involved in an accident.

A statement from the Ministry said a stationary car was parked right across the rail track.

Despite applying emergency brakes, the train did not come to a complete stop before colliding with the vehicle.

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The Police have since been informed and an investigation has commenced on the issue.

The new train was assembled in Poland.

This is the first batch of 12 state-of-the-art trains from Poland, marking a pivotal moment for Ghana’s transportation sector.

It was expected to be used on the new Tema-Mpakadan standard-gauge railway line.

Source: MyNewsGh.com

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