Maame Adwoa Afumwaa, a 75-year-old farmer and a native of Wioso near Kwapia in the Adansi North District of the Ashanti region, has been pronounced dead at a construction site when an excavator run over her.
The heavy machinery was
involved in the construction of a primary school block for the community
Nana Appiah, son of the
deceased, explained that a portion of the land under construction belonged to
Madam Afumwaa, who had been asked by the community to evacuate farm produce
construction to begin.
As a result, the old
lady had asked her children to get some cassava home from the farm, only to
hear that the excavator that was clearing the site to make way for the
construction of the school had run over her.
He said he run to the
site only to find the lifeless body of his mother.
The family of the deceased is calling on the police to launch a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of the old woman, especially when the driver and two conductors did not notice the presence of the old woman on the land to avert the unfortunate incident.