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Robbers attack ambulance transporting a pregnant woman in labour; shoot driver in the head

From the look of things, highway robberies have become common these past few weeks as some armed men hide under the cover of darkness to attack innocent motorists.

Highway robbers attacked an ambulance rushing a pregnant woman in labour from the Akuse Government Hospital to the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua.

According to a report filed by Kasapafmonline, the driver of the ambulance transporting the pregnant woman was shot by the gunmen.

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The incident occurred around 1:00 am on Thursday, February 4, 202m on the Somanya to Adukrom road.

The driver went to pick the 31 weeks pregnant woman to the Eastern Regional Hospital since the Akuse Hospital has no neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Unfortunately, he bumped into a robbery operation on the road while speeding. The armed men then decided to open fire on the ambulance for interrupting their operation, hence, shooting the driver in the head.

Fortunately, the driver who was reportedly shot in the head did not die but is in a critical condition at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

A Police patrol team rushed to the scene after the incident and rushed the injured driver and the pregnant mother in labour to the Tetteh Quashie Memorial Hospital.

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