- A multiple deadly car crash in the Northern Region claimed about 20 lives
- The first accident occurred at Savelugu on the Tamale-Bolgatanga highway
- The second deadly collision occurred at Yapei-Yipala on the Tamale-Buipe highway
Two separate bloody accidents in the Northern Region have led to the death of at least 20 persons.
Both accidents occurred over the weekend, accounting for the deaths while most of the survivors sustained severe injuries.
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The first accident is reported to have occurred at Savelugu on the Tamale-Bolgatanga highway after a fatal crash between two vehicles on Saturday morning.
Citi News reports that two persons lost their lives in that accident, having died on the spot.
The second incident is also reported to have occurred on Sunday morning at Yapei-Yipala on the Tamale-Buipe highway.
Initial reports suggested that 16 persons died as a result of the fatal crash, however, further checks indicate that the number of casualties currently stand at 18.
The drivers of the two accident vehicles were among those who died on the spot, while the scores of injured persons have been rushed to the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
Explaining what led to both accidents, the Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mohammed Yusif Tanko, said the Yapei-Yipala accident involved a Neoplan bus with registration number GW 2669 T.
He said the Neoplan bus on reaching a bend in the section of the road attempted to overtake a cargo truck ahead of it and in the process crashed head-on with an oncoming bus with registration number GM 5383-12.
On the second accident, ASP Tanko said it involved a tricycle [motor king] loaded with firewood from Diara and a cargo truck.
According to him, the rope tying the firewood got torn and the rider lost his balance and rode into the lane of the oncoming cargo truck.
The bodies of the deceased have since been deposited at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
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