Three students died on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in two separate accidents. In the first incident, two students died when the vehicle they were using run into a tree around 3am.
The third student died in the second incident at around 11am after falling and knocking the head on a staircase. They were driving a black Hyundai Sonata saloon vehicle with Registration number GR 9241-19. One is in critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Two other occupants are in stable condition and responding to treatment.
Police investigations are underway to determine the cause of the accidents. The students reportedly went out to a night club and were returning to the campus after returning from a night out. They were all students, four KNUST students and one student from the University of Ghana (UG). The students were returning from the night club when they crashed into a roadside tree and two of them lost their lives.
“We have been able to identify who the students are, we have made contacts with the parents and the parents have come to identify the students,” Dr Bekoe said. The police is investigating the cause of the accident and when they are done, we will put out the full details,” he said.
Graphic Online checks at the KNUST Police station indicate that the student who fell and died at the Unity Hall has been identified as 19-year-old Cupson Larry Leslie. He was a level 100 Bachelor of Science student in Mathematics. He fell and sustained injury on the head and was first rushed to KNUST Hospital from where he was referred to KATH.