Scene of the accident
Dozens of people have lost their lives in a fatal accident on the Accra-Kumasi Highway.
Several others, who sustained life-threatening injuries, are on admission.
The fatal accident, according to witness accounts, occurred around 4:00 am Tuesday dawn at Kyekyewere in the Ayensuano District on the Accra-Suhum highway.
The accident occurred Tuesday morning around 5:30 am.
According to witnesses, a DAF Cargo Truck believed to be heading towards Burkina Faso on the Kumasi stretch burst a tyre causing the driver to lose control of the steering wheel hence veered off its lane and crashed two buses loaded with passengers from the Kumasi direction heading towards Accra.
The Buses crashed are an STC bus with registration number GE 8131-16 and another Bus with registration Number GT4997 -20.
Personnel from the Ghana Police Service, Ambulance, and National Disaster Management Organization were at the scene to rescue the victims to the Nsawam and Suhum Government Hospitals. The bodies have been conveyed to the morgue.
“The articular truck fully loaded with goods had a burst tyre, according to an eyewitness, while descending a hill. The Truck veered off its lane turning left-right then hit one of the buses and hit another Bus so two buses crashed and has resulted in a lot of casualties. As I speak to you know I am unable to flow because of what I have seen. Very sad scene. So far I counted about ten dead bodies,” one of the rescue officers Kwadwo Minta told Starr News.