Ghana Road crash

60 Persons Dead in Ghana Road Mishap


…Buhari Commiserates

No fewer than 60 people have died in a head-on collision between two passenger buses on a highway in Ghana.

Daily Post reports that the accident which occurred on Friday, March 22, was confirmed by the Kintampo Municipal Fire Commander, Ankomah Twene, who said the incident occurred in Ampoma town in Ghana’s Bono East Region.

“It took the fire service about 30 minutes to put out the fire that engulfed the vehicles as a result of the collision,’’ he added.

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According to Twene, some of the bodies were burnt beyond recognition, adding that several survivors of the crash have been transported to nearby hospitals.

The cause of the crash was not yet known as at press time.

Meanwhile, President Buhari has commiserated with the Government and People of Ghana over the mishap.

The President, through the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, tendered his condolence the same day in Abuaja through the ministry’s Spokesperson, Mr George Edokpa.

The minister commended the emergency services for their efforts in rescuing passengers trapped in the vehicles.

He offered Nigeria’s fervent prayers for the quick recovery of those injured, condoled those that lost loved ones and conveys Nigeria’s solidarity in their time of grief.