Young Railways manager killed by moving train

Ing. Michael Asante died on Monday, October 25, 2021, in a tragic accident.

The late Ing. Michael Asante

The Accra Area Manager of the Ghana Railways Company Limited, met his untimely death after a train ran over him.

According to a report on, the young engineer was part of an inspection team of management members on a tour on the Accra-Nsawam rail line.

He was part of an entourage inspecting the Accra-Nsawam rail line, An eye witness said Ing. Asante was standing in the outer frontage of the train when they saw a naked electric wire across the route around Pokuase.

In an attempt to avoid being entangled by the wire, the Accra Area Manager jumped off the moving train.

Unfortunately, he was overrun by the train and killed instantly.

Tributes have started pouring in for him from his family and friends.


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