A woman believed to be a Togolese, last Thursday died on board a Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMTL) bus she was travelling on from Koforidua to Aflao, en-route Lome, Togo.
The deceased, who was travelling alone, was identified only as Victoria, aged 34. Other details about her were not immediately available.
According to an eyewitness at Aflao, the deceased, who looked healthy, joined the bus with registration number, GW 1506 Y, which set off at dawn with other passengers on December 27 from the Koforidua terminal.
The witness said after a brief stopover at the transportation company’s Sokode-Lokoe terminal, near the Ho Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) office, at about 7: 50 am, the bus continued the Aflao bound journey.
Some minutes after leaving Ho, the passenger next to the deceased, awakened from sleep and found the deceased’s posture strange and not responding to his nudge and also seeing foams on her lips, raised an alarm.
The eyewitness said the driver and passengers with one accord rushed her to the St. Anthony’s Mission Hospital at Dzodze, but she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The witness said while rushing her to the hospital, contact was established with her relatives in Lome, through random calls of contacts on her phone.
He said her relations consented to the body being placed in the morgue at Dzodze.
The witness said donations totalling GH¢200 by passengers to cater for bills at the hospital in case she was revived, was handed to the hospital staff to defray the mortuary bills.
Although sources of the MMTL and the hospital have confirmed the story, the police at Dzodze said they had not received such a report.