The grader driver is said to have veered off his lane, overtook a couple of vehicles, and in the process, crashed into the tricycle, which was carrying the two student nurses.
Their names have been given as Ellen Ayittey Ansah, a second-year student of the Asankragwa Nursing and Midwifery Training School and Priscilla Antwi-Williams, a third-year student of the same institution.
They had gone to the market to buy some needed items and were returning to the campus when they got crushed by the grader.
The death of the two student nurses has enveloped the Asankragua Nursing and Midwifery Training School and the Asankragua town in grief, shock and anger.
The driver of the grader is being blamed for the tragic accident.
He is being accused of recklessness.
The grader driver reportedly wrongfully overtook some cars whilst descending a hill and run his heavy equipment with a long blade into two tricycles, one of them was carrying the two nurse trainees.
The riders of the two cycles were said to have leaped to save their lives before the grader came crashing into the cycles.
Ms. Jessie Asiedua Aduako, the Principal of the Asankrangwa Nursing and Midwifery Training School, said they were devasted the tragic loss of the two students and were finding it difficult to process the news.
The report that had come to them was that the grader driver veered of his lane whilst descending a hill to wrongfully overtake some cars ahead of him and in the process, run into two tricycles, one of which was carrying the two student nurses.
She said the riders of the two tricycles, when they saw the danger coming, jumped off to save their lives, leaving the students to their fate, as the grader came crashing into their cycle, killing them on the spot.
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