A tragic incident occurred on Thursday morning, as a female student of Lasia-Tuori Senior High School (SHS) lost her life in a fatal car accident. The deceased, identified as 16-year-old Hidaya Seidu Abutu, was travelling home for the Easter holidays when the accident occurred at Gendabour in the Sawla District of the Savannah region.
Reports indicate that the car, which had 16 passengers on board, was travelling from Upper West to Bole when it somersaulted due to the bad nature of the road. Hidaya lost her life in the accident, while others sustained injuries.
In accordance with Islamic tradition, Hidaya’s remains have been sent back to Bole for burial. The other injured students have been admitted to the Sawla District Hospital for medical treatment.
This incident once again highlights the need for improved road networks in the country to prevent such tragic occurrences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Hidaya Seidu Abutu during this difficult time.