16 dead in fatal crash involving two Buses at Akim Asafo, Kumasi High

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Sixteen (16) passengers comprising 13 males and 3 females have died whiles several others have sustained serious injuries in a fatal head-on collision between two Kia Granbird Buses on the Akyem Asafo Stretch of the Accra to Kumasi Highway

Those in critical condition have been rushed to Suhum government Hospital and Akyem Asafo Health center to receive treatment

The accident occurred Friday, February 26, 2021, at about 1:30 am.

It was reported that a driver now deceased driving a Kia Granbird bus with registration number GT 5629-18 with passengers on board from Accra towards Kumasi direction made wrong overtaking on reaching Akyem Asafo junction stretch of the road and in the process crashed head-on with another Kia Granbird bus with registration number GE 5510-15.

Sixteen (16) passengers from both vehicles, comprising 13 males and 3 females died on the spot. The two drivers also died.

Several passengers sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Suhum Government Hospital and Akim Asafo Health Center for treatment.

According to the acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command Sergeant Francis Gomado, the bodies were extricated and deposited at Suhum Government Hospital mortuary for preservation, identification, and an autopsy by a team of
Police, Ghana National Fire Service, and Abundance Services from Suhum, Bunso, Kibi, and Ayensuano personnel were there to assist the Police.

Superintendent Ahiatafu indicated analysis by the MTTD shows that ” motorcycles and tricycles are killing more people than the vehicles and most of them didn’t have a license so we are going to embark on series of checks on them the public should not take it to us the police is harassing them. When we arrest you we will ensure that the law takes it course. I will like to emphasize that those who give vehicles to drivers without a license will also be charged.

Meanwhile, two drivers have been prosecuted and convicted by the court last week for careless driving.


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