Five people have reportedly died after eating a meal of rice and beans, popularly known as waakye, they bought from a food joint at Oyibi Bush Canteen Junction in Accra.
About 40 people were reportedly affected, out of which five, including a pregnant woman and a lotto vendor, died.
The victims including the waakye seller, popularly known as Yellow Sisi, and some of her family members were rushed to the Valley View Hospital, Oyibi Hospital, Dodowa Hospital and other facilities when they complained of severe stomach-ache after they had eaten the food last week Friday.
Narrating his ordeal after eating the waakye to energynewsgh, George a taxi driver at the Malejor school junction station said “I started experiencing severe stomach pains, then I heard people have been rushed to the hospital, so on the advice of a friend I took a lot of red palm oil – my stomach still hurts but I think I will be fine”.
The Yellow Sisi Waakye joint is considered to be one of the popular food joints at Oyibi Bush Canteen.