A taxi driver died after a tree fell on him during a heavy rainstorm at Mmrom in Kumasi.

The victim, who was only identified as Alhaji, parked his taxi under a tree and waited for passengers outside Asanteman Senior High School when the accident occurred.

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It’s common for floating drivers like Alhaji who always use nearby trucks like Kumasi-Wa, Kumasi-Tamale and Kajedji to attract the attention of passengers.

Although two of his colleagues escaped, he was unfortunate to be caught by the heavy trunk of the tree while sitting on the boot of his Opel Astra with registration number AW 7248-14.

The incident happened on Thursday at around 5 pm.

Although emergency services, fire and ambulance services are on-site, their presence somewhat couldn’t save the situation.

Some chainsaw operators intervened to cut the tree trunks and branches before the body of the deceased was retrieved.

 

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