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Truck driver arrested for allegedly causing train accident on the Tema-Mpakadan railway line

The Ghana Police Service has made an arrest in connection with the recent train accident on the Tema-Mpakadan railway line.

The driver of a Hyundai truck with registration number GS 9018-20 has been apprehended for allegedly causing the collision with a Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train.

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Police arrest truck driver alleged to have caused train accident on Tema-Mpakadan railway line

The police say their preliminary investigation has established that the suspect driver left the truck unattended on the railway line, leading to a collision with the train recently procured from Poland.

The police have not yet released any information of the suspect but said in an update that they are continuing with investigation into the incident.

The train, according to the Ministry of Railways Development, was on a test run when it crashed into the truck parked in its way in a curve and unattended, at approximately 12:10 pm.

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“Despite the immediate application of the emergency braking system, the train was unable to come to a complete stop before colliding with the vehicle.”

The Ministry said there were no fatalities from the accident, apart from damage to the driver’s cabin and the destruction of the truck.

As police continue their investigation, further details are expected to be released in the coming days.

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