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14 dead, over 50 others injured in gory accident at Kyekyewere

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Some 14 passengers are feared dead after a cargo truck crashed into two buses at the Kyekyewere Community stretch of the Accra to Kumasi Highway.

Over 50 other passengers are said to be injured in the accident which occurred around 5:30 am, Tuesday.

According to eyewitnesses, a DAF Cargo Truck believed to be heading towards neighbouring Burkina Faso, burst a tyre; causing the driver to lose control of the steering wheel.

The vehicle subsequently veered off its lane and crashed into the two buses fully loaded with passengers from Kumasi to Accra.

An STC bus with registration number GE 8131-16 and another bus with registration number GT4997 -20 in their attempt to dodge the DAF Cargo truck crashed.

Personnel from the Ghana Police Service and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) were called to the scene to help control the situation.

Sources say some of the victims involved in the accident have been sent to the Nsawam and Suhum Government Hospitals.

The bodies laying on the ground beside the vehicles have also been conveyed to the morgue.

Speaking to JoyNews, a NADMO staff, Kwadwo Minta said the team has succeeded in rescuing all passengers who were trapped in the vehicle.

“We got a distress call from an eyewitness, so the NADMO team mobilised with the police and rushed to the scene.

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“When we got here, there were about 10 bodies and we couldn’t even tell which head belongs to which body.

“The bodies that we counted at the scene were ten, then the NADMO chief had a call from the hospital that one more person had passed on,” he said.

“It is fair to say the STC and KIA bus were both fully loaded considering the numbers of passengers,” he added.

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Meanwhile, in an update on the situation, the Ayensuano District Police Commander, ASP Francis Kwadwo Nartey said the death toll now stands at 14.

According to him, two of the fatalities came from the STC bus while the other 12 were from the KIA bus.

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Ellis Ferdinand is the Founder of Education Ghana Media Network ,a parent Company of EducationGhana.net ,an Online Education News Blog and Education Television, an Online Digital Television Channel. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast respectively, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. Awards Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He was adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria.
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