In a commercial vehicle traveling from Kumasi in the Ashanti Region to Mankessim in the Central Region, a passenger in his 60s died.
According to Kasapa News Yaw Boagyan, the unidentified man was escorted to the truck station on Friday, March 3, 2023, afternoon and boarded a Benz sprinter bus with registration number As 1965-12, displaying no signs of illness.
He sat directly behind the driver in the first row of seats, holding a piece of paper with a phone number written on it.
The deceased, who was reportedly quiet on the journey, did not get down to ease himself or stretch his legs when the driver stopped midway through the journey at Assin Fosu at the request of some passengers.
After approaching the vehicle and standing by the window, a hawker who had been summoned by a passenger to buy bread realized there was something wrong with the deceased. She advised the driver that the passenger appeared to have died.
The driver then stopped to check on him. Fearful passengers exited the bus and transferred to other buses, leaving only the deceased and the driver on board.
The driver then returned to Mankessim and filed a police report about the incident for further investigation. While the police investigation is ongoing, the deceased’s body has been deposited at the Saltpond Government Hospital.
Surprisingly, several phone calls made to the deceased’s phone number have gone unanswered.
As a result, the police have asked the public for help in locating the deceased’s family members.