The management of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital has resolved to conduct a DNA test on six female bodies that were part of the Tuesday, March 22 accident at Asemasa as one body is being contended for.
So far, nine of the fourteen charred victims from the tragedy have been identified. There were four males and five females among them.
Due to the difficulties in identifying the burned bodies, the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital’s Public Relations Officer, Fred Nyankah, told the media that two families are claiming the body of one female, prompting the decision to undertake DNA tests on six female bodies to determine their identities.
“We have now identified nine of the bodies, four males and five females. There has been contention as to which family owns one female’s body. We have been doing the identifications using ornaments like beads, and others. These 6 females, if identified, would make the total identified bodies 10.”
“Since two families are claiming the body, we have asked that DNA be done for all 6 females. Our Accra expert came down this morning to pick up their samples. We would only be able to release the bodies after the results have been released in about a week’s time. The Chinese national’s sample was also taken.”
“With the males, it is more difficult to identify them as they do not really have ornaments on them. I would prefer that DNA be done on all the bodies, but it is not in our position to decide, that should be the police’s decision.”
In a horrific accident that occurred on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, on the Tarkwa road, near the town of Asemasa, 14 persons died on the spot and two more were gravely wounded.
Apparently, the accident occurred between a bus returning to Accra and a truck transporting stones when the truck’s tire ruptured, causing the truck to lose control and collided with the Ford bus, which caught fire and consumed all the 14 passengers on board.