An accident involving a fire tender at Bogobire, a suburb of Obuasi in the Ashanti Region, has left six personnel critically injured.

The personnel with the Obuasi Fire Service are currently being treated at the AGA Health Foundation and the Obuasi Government Hospital.

Fire tender involved in accident; 6 in critical condition

The victims were responding to a distress call when the accident happened on Sunday.

Speaking to Adom News, the Ashanti Regional Fire Commander, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Harry Giwah, said the accident happened when the driver attempted to stop abruptly after spotting an ongoing bridge construction on the road.

Fire tender involved in accident; 6 in critical condition

However, the fire tender veered off and somersaulted before landing on its side.

The development resulted in the injury of the personnel onboard.

He expressed worry over why the engineer and his team did not position any road sign to alert drivers.