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10 confirmed dead in accident on Ekumfi-Cape Coast stretch

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A Metro Mass Transit bus heading to Accra from Takoradi has collided with a Nissan bus which was heading to Diaso from Accra.

The accident occurred at Ekumfi Dunkwa on the Cape Coast-Accra road.

The injured were rushed to the Winneba Trauma hospital and the Mankessim Catholic.

10 persons were confirmed dead while many are injured in an accident that occurred at Ekumfi Dunkwa on the Winneba Cape Coast Highway.

An eyewitness who spoke to Citi News explained that the Yutong bus driver with registration number GN 4368 – 14 was making a wrongful overtaking which led to a head-on collision with the Metro Mass bus.

Meanwhile, the Mankesim Divisional Police Commander Acp Owuahen Agyei Acheampong told Citi News that 10 individual lost their lives including the drivers of both buses while many others are in critical condition.

The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Winneba hospital mortuary while some injured persons are receiving treatment at the Apam Catholic hospital, Ekumfi Esuahyia health centre and Roman hospital at Mankessim.

Deadly day

Dozens of passengers earlier todat died in an accident involving two buses on the Techiman-Kintampo road.

The Jaman Police Commander, DSP Ofori Boateng who confirmed the fatal accident to Citi News said the exact number of the dead is not immediately known. The number of death is however believed to be over 50 deaths.

DSP Owusu said investigations to be conducted by the Police and other relevant state agencies will unravel the actual cause of the accident.

“It is true there’s been an accident on the main Kintampo-Techiman road. It occurred between 1:40 and 2 am. A number of people are injured and we can say some are dead but we cannot give you the figure of those involved because we are still at the scene.”

“The two buses collided. investigations will unravel the cause of the accident. As we recover we send them to the hospital,” he added.

There are reports that the accident involved a VVIP Kia bus with registration number GT 3915- 17 from Garu in the Upper East Region heading towards Kumasi and a Grandbird bus with registration number GT 5694-18 from Accra which was heading towards Bolgantaga also in the Upper East Region.

 

Source: citinewsroom

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