Seven killed in tragic accident on Accra-Kumasi highway


The death toll in a motor accident which occurred Thursday morning on the Kumasi-Accra Highway has risen to seven.

The victims include a three-month-old baby girl and her mother and five males, officials confirmed on Thursday.

Forty-seven others who survived with various degrees of injuries are responding to treatment at various hospitals including the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, police said on Thursday.

The accident involved a VVIP and OA commercial buses with registration numbers GT 6082-18 and GT 4913-14 respectively.

It still remains unclear what caused the accident but images obtained by spotted the police and other emergency services racing with time to retrieve bodies of the victims.

Superintendent Emmanuel Adu-Boahen of the Ashanti Regional Police MTTD said in an interview that investigations have started.

“So we are gathering more information and will come out with the full details later but now only the driver has been identified and we are appealing to the public to contact the Konongo Divisional Command or the Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Department to help identify the other victims”, Superintendent Adu-Boahen said.

Bodies of the deceased have been deposited at a hospital morgue for preservation.

5 die on Christmas day crash

Five persons died when a Mercedes Benz Sprinter bus collided head-on with another minibus on Christmas Day, at Mankuma on the Bole-Sawla highway in the Savannah Region.

Many other victims said to be in critical condition were sent to the Bole District Hospital for treatment.

Source: Daily Mail


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