Ten people have been confirmed dead after a fatal accident at Gomoa Mampong on the Kasoa-Winneba Highway in the Central Region of Ghana.
The unfortunate incident occurred on Sunday, August 22, 2021, where two buses collided. Several others have suffered serious injuries and are at the Winneba Trauma Hospital for medical treatment.
The deceased is said to be made up of six men and four women.
According to a JoyNews report, two buses made wrongful overtaking resulting in a fatal accident.
One of the bus – Boss -with registration number GN 4741-10 is said to have been coming from Takoradi to Accra while the Deploma Bus with registration number GS 6262-19 was from Accra to Ivory Coast.
One of the survivors, Emmanuel Quaicoo who was on board the Boss bus narrated the unfortunate incident.
According to him, “It all started when our driver had an overtaken and was about heading to his lane but unfortunately, we realised the other bus had also made an overtaken.
“Our driver then tried to prevent the two buses from colliding but before we realised it, the other bus had hit us from behind.”
He alleged that the Deploma bus was at top speed adding that about six persons died on the spot.
According to reports, two persons including Emmanuel Quaicoo survived the incident.
“My men were able to bring out about five people who were trapped. Two of them died but in all, we have about 10 casualties,” said
the Winneba Municipal Fire Officer, Henry Asiedu who also confirmed the incident.
Meanwhile, the 10 remains have been deposited at the Winneba Trauma mortuary.