An articulated truck loaded with cement bags has run over six primary school children, killing five on the spot.
The deceased had joined their mates to watch their colleagues training for an upcoming school game when the unfortunate incident happened at Assin Atobiase on Friday afternoon.
Those who died were all girls in Primary 5 and 6 from Assin Atobiase D/A Basic School, DSP Okyere Andam, Assin South District Police Commander confirmed to TV3.
According to the police commander, his outfit was informed about the incident at about 2: 15pm by the District Director of Education and personnel were quickly dispatched to the scene.
An eyewitness said some metal broke out from beneath the vehicle, causing the truck to sway to the right side and as the driver lost control of the steering wheel, it ran over the kids who were close by the road killing five instantly.
The remains have been deposited at Assin Fosu mortuary.