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Friday, 3 October 2014

Dawn tragedy: Nine dead , 40 injured after two buses crashed head-on

An accident on Friday dawn involving two passenger buses at Ankaase,
near Osino in the Eastern region has left nine dead and many others
injured.

One bus heading to Accra from Kumasi and the other heading to Kumasi
from Accra collided head-on after the Accra-bound bus overtook a
stationary cargo vehicle on the road.

The driver and mate on the Kumasi-bound bus died on the spot. The
other driver was badly injured below the waist.

An eyewitness and a security man Amadu Abdulai who spoke to
myjoyonline.com said the accident happened around 1:23am.

He said a woman who was flung from one of the buses landed on him,
screaming the name of her relative 'Naomi'!

The two buses fell on either side of the road - a testament to the
extent of the impact.

The dead, some of them found under the badly damaged buses, have been retrieved.

Ambulance services arrived on the scene to convey the dead and the
injured to the Nkawkaw government hospital, and other health
facilities in Kyebi and Osino.

Amadu fears the death toll may rise.

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