Two die during celebration of President’s victory

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Two persons lost their lives in Wa on Sunday night as wild jubilation erupted in Wa after the declaration of President John Dramani Mahama as the winner of the December 7 presidential election.

Mr. Saladeen Saana, a 30-year-old teacher, died when he was knocked down by a mini bus loaded with NDC supporters who were celebrating the victory of President Mahama.

The bus that was being driven by Yakubu Wahab, 21, knocked down Saana, who was going to buy medicine at a pharmacy in Kabanye, a suburb of Wa.

Abdul Rahaman, 18, also died when he was knocked down by an unidentified motorist.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Joseph Oppong, the Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit, confirmed these to the GNA in Wa on Monday.

DSP Oppong said Saana and Rahaman were pronounced dead shortly after arrival at Wa Government Hospital and their bodies had been deposited at the mortuary.

The Regional Police Commander said the driver of the bus was arrested, and warned supporters of the various political parties to jubilate consciously to prevent any casualty or death.

Mr. Khalid Rahman, NDC Wa Central Constituency Secretary, asked party supporters to jubilate with caution. GNA

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