A gory accident involving a Yutong Bus at Nkawkaw has claimed at least 10 lives, after the bus rammed into an incoming vehicle.
The said bus was en rout Kumasi from Accra with about 54 passengers on board when the unfortunate accident occurred.
The Police have confirmed that 10 people lost their lives in the process, while also disclosing that 33 are currently on admission, with a further 14 treated and already discharged after sustaining minor injuries.
Explaining the circumstances further, the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, said the driver of the Yutong bus is currently in the grips of the Police for his role in the accident.
According to him, the accident took place at Abepotia, a village near Nkawkaw, in the early hours of Sunday, after the driver of the Yutong bus rammed into an incoming vehicle, leading to it veering out of the main road and eventually resulting in an accident.
ASP Tetteh explained further that "the Yutong bus allegedly after entering a single lane, instead of driving on its lane, drove on the other lane of the oncoming cars, so it grazed a side of a trailer that was coming from Kumasi towards Accra."
He added that "but for the negligence of the driver of the Yutong bus, this accident is a very very avoidable accident", before calling on members of the general public who have not heard of their relatives to come and identify the bodies.