The recently procured train which arrived in the country from Poland has been involved in an accident during a test run in the Asuogyaman district on Thursday, April 18, 2024, during a test run, the Ministry of Railways Development, has confirmed in a statement.

The Ministry said in the statement that the accident took place at about 12:10 pm Thursday afternoon.

According to the Ministry, the train encountered a stationary vehicle positioned directly across the rail track as it approached the curve at Km76+100.

“Despite the immediate application of the emergency braking system, the train was unable to come to a complete stop before colliding with the vehicle.”

The Ministry further gave an assurance of zero fatalities as the passengers onboard, drivers, crew and bystanders were all safe.

“It is important to note that the vehicle was unmanned, and the location where it was found is not designated as an authorized level crossing. Thankfully, there were no injuries sustained by passengers on the train or bystanders. However, there was minor damage to the driver’s cab section of the train” the statement clarifies.

Meanwhile, the statement added that the incident has since been reported to the Ghana Police Service and investigations are currently underway.