Kawampe-Kintampo accident: 50 feared dead, 5 in critical condition

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A head-on collision between a Metro Mass Bus and a Sprinter minibus at Kawampe in the Kintampo North Municipality of the Bono East Region has left many in shock as fifty (50) persons are feared dead and five (5) others are reported to be in critical condition.

So far, the charred remains of 28 bodies have been retrieved from the accident which reportedly occurred around 4am, Monday.

Sources say the Metro Mass Bus was carrying sacks of fresh pepper and about 12 passengers.

Mathias Taasun who is the Assemblyman for Kawampe said the two buses caught fire after the collision, adding that all the passengers who got trapped in the Sprinter bus are dead.

“As I speak now personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service have been able to douse the fire and are removing the bodies of the deceased”, he stated.

He added that five out of the 12 passengers on the Metro Mass Transit Bus survived. “Besides the five survivors from the Metro Mass Bus, everything got burnt”.

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