Bus Collides With Truck, Kills 53 In Ghana


In Northern Accra the country’s capital, a bus and a truck collided head on near the town of Kintampo on Wednesday. The crash led to  the death of at least 53 people and left more than 20 others injured in what is reportedly Ghana’s deadliest road crash to happen in a long time.

The bus, a Metro Mass Transit was destined for Tamale in Kumasi hit a truck carrying boxes of tomatoes while the truck is believed to have been headed towards Accra from Ougadougou in Burkina Faso. Regional police chief Maxwell Atingane told Reuters that “many of the passengers died on the spot.”

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Witnesses claim there were bodies strewn around the road, leaving the road congested for several hours.

Nhyira FM reported that there were no ambulance buses at the site of the crash so the victims were transported in conventional cars to the hospital. among those who died was the bus driver, Kwabena Boamah

The crash is said to have been as a result of a mechanical failure on the bus. Joy News reports that;

” The passenger told police the driver of the bus stopped to fix the problem, but the mechanic who came to work on the vehicle failed to solve the problem.

“However, the bus driver, determined to reach his destination, continued the journey with the faulty brakes and on reaching a sharp curve at Kintampo, the brakes failed and rammed into the cargo truck.”

The police are still investigating the cause of the auto crash.

President John expressed condolences in a series of tweets to “those who’ve lost loved ones”

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