Residents of Nabaane are grieving after two taxis collided and caught fire last Saturday, killing 7 people who were in the taxicabs.
The seven people which include a child were burnt to death when two taxicabs collided. One of the taxicabs was travelling from Kumbungu toTamale whiles the other was on its way from Tamale, Daily Graphic reports.
According to the newspaper, one of the taxis caught fire immediately after the collision. Narrating what caused the fire, the Police said the gas cylinder which was situated in the boot of the taxicab exploded, leading to the death of the 7 persons.
As reported by the newspaper, all the 7 persons were Muslims so as per the laws of Islam; the bodies had been released for burial.
As to how families of the deceased identified the bodies, we cannot explain because the Police could not provide the names of the deceased because the bodies had burnt beyond recognition.
According to some taxi drivers in the area, the collision occurred when the taxi from Kumbungu overtook a tipper truck on the road, but as a result of the dusty nature of the road could not see the other vehicle which was coming from Tamale.
They said although the Tamale-Kumbungu road was still under construction, there was the need for the contractor to fast-track the work to reduce the danger and the health risk posed by the road.