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IN GHANA: BUS CRASH KILLING 60 IN COLLISION

IN GHANA BUS CRASH KILLING 60 IN COLLISION
© Christian Thompson/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock A view on the site of a bus crash on the Accra Cape Coast road in Edukuma town, the Ekumfi District, Ghana, on March 22, 2019.

At least 60 people have died in a bus crash in Ghana’s Bono East region on Friday, according to reports.

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A head-on collision involving two vehicles took place on the Kintampo-Techiman highway near Kintampo.

Fire crews were called to the scene after one of the two buses went up in flames, according to the country’s TV3 news channel.

Police told the channel surviving passengers, some in critical condition, had been taken to three different hospitals for treatment.

© Christian Thompson/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock A view on the site of a bus crash on the Accra Cape Coast road in Edukuma town, the Ekumfi District, Ghana, on March 22, 2019.© Christian Thompson/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock A view on the site of a bus crash on the Accra Cape Coast road in Edukuma town, the Ekumfi District, Ghana, on March 22, 2019.
© Christian Thompson/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock A view on the site of a bus crash on the Accra Cape Coast road in Edukuma town, the Ekumfi District, Ghana, on March 22, 2019.
The accident is said to have happened early on Friday between 1.30am and 2.10am local time, and involved VVIP and Grandbird company buses.

Kintampo fire chief Ankomah Twene told TV3 that preliminary investigations suggested one of the bus drivers may have been dozing while driving on the road.

According to AFP, at least 60 died in the crash.

The Kintampo-Techiman highway is one of the mains routes in the central Ghanian region.

Source: MSN

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