13 dead, 11 others injured in ghastly accident on the Kumasi-Accra highway

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A bus accident at Konongo on the Kumasi-Accra highway in the Ashanti region has killed 13 people and left 11 more people hospitalized.

Among the dead persons were 9 men and 4 women. The incident which occurred around 10:40 p.m. yesterday, Sunday, September 3, 2021, involved an Accra-Kumasi bound bus and a Cargo Truck.

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accident at Konongo on the Kumasi-Accra highway
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According to a report filed by Citinewsroom, the injured persons were taken to Konongo State Hospital, while the bodies of the dead have been deposited in the morgue.

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Konongo MTTD captain DSP Paa Yeboah while confirming the incident to Citi News, said one of the vehicles was trying to overtake another car when the accident happened.

DSP Paa Yeboah said the Cargo Truck was coming from the Kumasi direction to Accra and the OA Bus was coming from the Accra direction towards Wa with passengers though the bus wasn’t full.

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“The passengers together with the driver and the mate, there were 26 persons on board,” he said.

He further explained that in an attempt to overtake the truck, the bus drove into an oncoming truck at the front part and both vehicles fell into a ditch.

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