One dead, 23 others injured after a Metro Mass Transit Bus carrying sixty (60) passengers crashed on a bridge over the river Supon at Osenase on Asamankese to Kade road.
According to reports, the bus with registration number GG 3973- 09 was transporting passengers from Koforidua towards Tiakama Nkwanta on Osenase-Oda road.
Giving his account of the incident, the driver of the vehicle, Asante Robert, 45 said while descending a hill towards the bridge he lost control of the steering wheel and crashed against the wall of the bridge and violently landed across it blocking the road from both sides.
The victims are said to have sustained various degree of injuries and were rushed to St. Dominic Hospital in Akwatia, Osenase Health Center and Asamankese Hospital for treatment.
But one of the victims Zinabu Dauda ,33, was pronounced dead.
The body has been deposited at Asamankese Government Hospital Morgue.
Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sargeant Francis Gomado, the driver of the bus will be arrested to assist investigation after he is discharged by the hospital.
He said the bus has since been towed allowing free flow of traffic.
In other developments, two persons have died in a fatal motorbike accident on Suhum to Asamankese road of the Eastern region.
The accident is said to have taken place over the weekend.
A police report says the unidentified suspect, was riding an unregistered Sanya Motorbike with pillion rider also name not known without headlamp from Anum -Apapam towards Suhum direction “.
An eyewitness said the motor rider lost control of the motorbike and both fell in a ditch at the nearside when facing Suhum direction.
The suspect rider, as well as the pillion rider, died on the spot.
By: Naa Ayorkor Laryea