16 people dead, several others injured as 2 VIP buses crashed at Akyem Asafo

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Sixteen people have died after two VIP buses they were travelling in collided at the Akim Asafo stretch of the Accra-Kumasi highway.

The passengers from both vehicles comprising 13 males and 3 females died on the spot. Several passengers sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Suhum Government Hospital and Akim Asafo Health Center for treatment.

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16 people dead, several others injured as 2 VIP buses crashed at Akyem Asafo

According to the police, the unfortunate incident happened at about 1:30 am on Friday with the driver of a KIA Granbird bus with registration number GT 5629-18 being one of the casualties.

They say upon reaching a section of the road at Akim Asafo Junction, he made an unsafe overtaking without observing traffic from the opposite direction.

In the process, he crashed head-on with another KIA Granbird bus with registration number GE 5510-15, driver also now deceased which was coming from Kumasi direction.

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The police say the bodies were removed and deposited at Suhum Government Hospital mortuary for preservation, identification and autopsy.

Officers from the Ghana National Fire Service and Abundance Services from Suhum, Bunso, Kibi and Ayensuano were on hand to assist the police.
The Suhum Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD), District Police Patrol team and Kibi MTTD Police Command were also at the scene directing traffic.

The accident vehicles were towed from the scene to a safer place for the free flow of traffic.

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