Tumu: Midwife Dies, Two Others Injured In Collision
Hamidu Barikisu, a midwife with the Tumu Government Hospital met her untimely death while two others were injured when a Toyota Hilux pickup collided with two motorbikes in the Tumu in the Sissala East Municipality. The Ghana Police Service confirmed the incident to the media in Tumu on Saturday in an interview. Assistant
Superintendent of the Police (ASP) Kumpe Gbele, the Municipal commander of Police, said at about 2130 hours on Thursday, February 17, Mahamud Munkaila, driver of the Toyota Hilux Pick-up was moving from the Bolgatanga station junction towards Tumu hospital junction when it collided with the two motorbikes. The
victims, Madam Hamidu Barikisu, Miss Gifty Yaayin and Miss Sumaila Amina, were rushed to Tumu Government hospital but Madam Hamidu Barikisu was pronounced dead on arrival. Further checks at the hospital revealed that Gifty Yaayin was receiving treatment at the Tumu government hospital while Miss Sumaila Amina, who
sustained severe injuries, had been transferred to the Wa regional hospital. The remains of the deceased had since been sent to her hometown, Nyemeti for burial. Mr Mohammed Sukparu, the Member of Parliament for the Sissala West Constituency, who was also in the constituency at the time of the accident, rushed to the
aid of the affected persons and later offered financial support. He cautioned pedestrians and road users to abide by road rules and regulations to avoid needless deaths. An eyewitness, who spoke to the media, blamed the accident on careless driving, also explaining that the Toyota pickup vehicle then ran into the victims, thereby
crashing them into a gutter near an intersection. The driver, Mr Mahamud Munkaila, the Police said, was in custody assisting in investigations.