11 feared dead, over 50 injured after a cargo truck crashed into two buses at the Kyekyewere Community stretch of the Accra to Kumasi Highways in the Eastern Region.
According to reports, a DAF Cargo Truck traveling towards neighboring Burkina Faso, burst a tyre causing the driver to lose control of the steering wheel.
In an attempt to dodge the Daf truck , an STC bus with registration number GE 8131-16 and another bus with registration number GT4997 -20 ended up crashing into it.
Since news broke of the incident, Personnel from the Ghana Police Service and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) have arrived onto the scene to help control the situation.
Some eyewitness say some of the victims involved in the accident have been sent to the Nsawam and Suhum Government Hospitals.
The dead bodies have also been conveyed to the morgue.
Touching on the incident, a staff of NADMO, Kwadwo Minta said the team has succeeded in rescuing all passengers who were trapped in the vehicle.
“We got a distress call from an eyewitness, so the NADMO team mobilised with the police and rushed to the scene.
“When we got here, there were about ten dead bodies and we couldn’t even find the head of each and every one.
“The bodies that we counted at the scene were ten, then the NaDMO chief had a call from the hospital that one had passed on, bringing the total to 11.
“So you can imagine an STC bus and another KIA bus all fully loaded.
“So all these people have been moved to the Suhum Government Hospital and the Nsawam Government Hospital.
We will follow keenly and bring you more updates.
By: Naa Ayorkor