Dozens of people have lost their lives in a fatal accident at Kyekyewere on the Accra-Kumasi Highway.
Over 80 other passengers of a Yutong bus and an STC bus were also injured in the accident, which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
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 fatal crash is said to involve two buses and an articulated truck.
Kwame Tamakloe, a witness, explained on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show that the fully loaded articulated truck, which was travelling from Accra to Burkina Faso, burst a tyre causing the driver to lose control of the steering wheel, hence veered off its lane and crashed two buses fully loaded with passengers from Kumasi direction to Accra.
He reported that the bus crashed with an STC bus with registration number GE 8131-16 and another bus with registration Number GT4997-20.
“The articulated truck fully loaded with goods had a burst tyre and so 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 this resulted in a lot of casualties,” he reported.
Personnel from the Ghana Police Service, Ambulance, and National Disaster Management Organisation were at the scene to rescue the victims to Nsawam and Suhum Government Hospitals. Dead bodies and pieces of body parts were conveyed to the morgue.
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At least ten(10) passengers are dead while over 80 others have sustained serious injuries in a fatal accident at Kyekyewere Community stretch of the Accra to Kumasi Highway after a cargo truck crashed with 2 buses this morning.#Kyekyewere #Ghana #AtinkaNews pic.twitter.com/Fwx2Cc4qf3
— Kabutey (@KabuteyMensah) September 15, 2020