Over 60 dead in Kintampo road accident

Over 60 dead in Kintampo road accident

- Scored die in an accident that occurred on the Tamale-Kintampo stretch of road in the Brong Ahafo Region on Wednesday night. 

- An official of Metro Mass Transport has confirmed the death of over 63  people on the bus .

Mahama weeps over “sad” Kintampo crash; He empathized with families who have “lost loved ones” in the accident. 

Over 60 dead in Kintampo road accident

The injured at the Kintampo Government Hospital Wednesday.

A fatal accident at Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo region Wednesday evening has claimed over 63 lives according to report.

The accident which involved a Kumasi bound Metro Mass bus collided head on with a truck carrying tomatoes believed to be traveling from Navrongo.

The incident which occurred 8:00pm Wednesday night also saw several of the passengers trapped in the mangled bus as the locals struggled to cut the vehicles to retrieve the dead and those alive.

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Over 60 dead in Kintampo road accident

Over 50 people have been confirmed dead after a truck-load of tomatoes collided with a Metro Mass Transit bus near the Kintampo Waterfalls junction on Wednesday evening.

Meanwhile the  Kintampo Divisional Commander, Chief Supritendent Desmond Owusu Boampong said, “a lot of the passengers have been conveyed to the morgue, but I'm not in a position to give you numbers until the operation is over."

It is, however unclear the number of people who survived this or accident.

Over 60 dead in Kintampo road accident

The mangled MMT bus after the accident

President John DRamani Mahama in a series of tweets commiserate with the families of the dead ones and expressed his condolence and sympathises.

Over 60 dead in Kintampo road accident

What was left of the truck carrying tomatoes

“Very sad news” in a Tweet and Facebook post, Mahama assured that the “emergency services working to attend to injured passengers.”

 

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