The Students Representative Council (SRC) Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has made some clarifications of yesterday’s “Uew students” accident which happened in Sunyani.
For those who were not aware, let me give you a gist of what happened. There was a widespread of news early in the morning reported by TV3 on an accident which happened yesterday.
The reported accident allegedly claimed the lives of 9 Uew students of which on a matter of fact was horrible. It was reported that it was a joint bus organized by Uew students who lived in Sunyani.
As reported by TV3, the bus crash into a truck carrying logs which had fault and was parked by the roadside at a town called Asuboi. Because they were traveling by night, the driver did not see the parked truck as it was reported that he was allegedly sleeping.
The bus which crashed had 35 Uew students and other 19 passengers which were not Uew students.
The Students Representative Council (SRC) with the leadership of His Excellency Felix Donkor took the reportage by heart and made some inquiries about the accident.
The Uew SRC PRO this morning on his interview with Metro Tv had said that 35 students registered and boarded the bus to school of which 31 have been accounted for as alive.
Out of the 31 students, 5 are still on admission at Suhum government hospital where they are still on admission. 2 at Suhum Government Hospital and 3(critical conditions) transfered for special attention.
Those who sustained minor injuries were brought back to campus and were sent to the university clinic for checkups. The SRC saw to their upkeep and sent them individually to their hostels.
Two (2) students have been confirmed dead. The 2 dead were identified by the organiser. The other 2 are unaccounted for now. They need to be identified before we could confirm. So the worst possible scenario could be death of 4 students as we pray that those in critical conditions survive.
The SRC urged students to remain calm as they keep making inquiries and wished students who haven’t yet reported to school a safe journey.