Five persons reported dead in a gory accident on Accra-Kumasi Highway

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Five persons out of a total of 13 passengers on board a Toyota Hiace minibus have been confirmed dead in an accident on the Akim-Birimso road.

The bus they were traveling in veered off the road and crashed into the rear portion of a DAF low bed on a section of the road at Akim Birimso on the main Accra-Kumasi Highway.

According to the police, the driver of the Toyota Minibus with registration number GT 3799- 16 now deceased, lost control of the bus and crashed into the articulated truck with registration number AK 1145 – 21.

Five persons were killed instantly in the process.

Seven other persons on board the Toyota minibus who sustained injuries are currently receiving treatment at the Hawa Memorial Hospital in Osiem.

The Eastern Regional Police PRO, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the unfortunate incident adding that the bodies have been deposited at the Kibi Government Hospital for autopsy, preservation, and identification.

 

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