At least 16 people are feared dead with several others injured in a gory accident at Akim Asafo in the Eastern Region on the Accra-Kumasi highway.

The accident is said to have occurred through a head-on collision involving one Kia Granbird bus and one VIP bus with registration numbers GT 5629-18 and GE 5510-15 around 1:30  on Friday.

The driver of the vehicle with registration number GE 5510-15, now deceased, is believed to have caused the accident. There were 53 passengers on board from Sankore towards Accra.

The VIP bus mate, Asiedu Sarpong who confirmed the incident to Ahotor fm news Reporter Eric Nyarko said on reaching a section of the road at Akim Asafo Junction, the driver made an unsafe overtaking without observing traffic from the opposite direction.

In the process, he crashed ahead-on with the other Kia Granbird bus which was returning from Accra in the Greater Accra Region.

The passengers, comprising 13 males and three females, died on the spot while others sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the Suhum Government Hospital and Akim Asafo Health Centre for treatment.

The bodies were removed and deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital mortuary for preservation, identification and autopsy.

Personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service and Abundance Services from Suhum, Bunso, Kibi and Ayensuano were there to assist the Police.

The Suhum Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) District Police Patrol team and Kibi MTTD Police Command were also at the scene to direct traffic.

Meanwhile, the accident vehicles have been towed from the scene to Akim Asafo police station for free flow of traffic.


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