Almost 600 bags of cocoa beans have burnt in a fire which outburst as a result of two articulated trucks head-on collision on Monday morning. The incident occurred near the Tema motorway roundabout at 7:35 am.
Immediate rescue efforts after the collision saved trucks from complete burning.
The collision occurred when a truck, which was going through from waiting yard to weighbridge area, collided with another moving truck. The second truck was taking a U-turn to get into the weighbridge queue. The head-on collision spark fire in trucks and drivers managed to escape from the fire before it increased.
Luckily no deaths and injuries reported. Ghana National Fire Service immediately reached the scene and extinguished the fire which saves the trucks from complete burning. Meanwhile, 600 bags of cocoa beans burnt into ashes.
The truck with registration number GN 4814 –Y is owned by the Produce Buying Company. The second truck, GS 4519-11, is a property of Trans Royal.
Tema’s Deputy Fire Regional Commander, Timothy Affum stated that we reached at the scene within a few minutes. When we reached, we found out that “two trucks had collided resulting in the fire outbreak”.
We also found that both truck “got partially burnt and affected some of the beans”. He further added that “the intensity was such that we had to use tree fire tenders to bring the situation under control”.
According to Mr. Affum, workforces from the Motorway Fire Station reached at the scene immediately. However, they had to take help from the Industrial Area Fire Station as they required more water to extinguish the fire. For that reason, we called Tema Metro Fire Station. Tarzan yard has expressed shock over the incident.
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