Video: Millions of Cedi notes scatter on major highway as BoG van collides with oil tanker

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A Bank of Ghana (BoG) bullion van crashed with an oil tanker on the Techiman-Kumasi highway causing millions of Ghana cedis notes scattering into the atmosphere on Friday, ABC News has gathered.

The BoG armoured van with registration GV 88 -13 carrying an undisclosed sum was en route to Kumasi from Tamale while the oil tanker with registration number DP 4222 – E was en route Burkina Faso from Tema.

This head-on collision happened at an area near the Opoku Agyeman Hospital on the Kumasi-Techiman stretch.

The severity of the collision left Osman Zongo, the driver of the fuel tanker dead. However, the driver of the BoG van, his assistant and one cashier on board including the assistant for the fuel tanker have been left in a critical condition.

BoG van crash

Reports indicate that all the surviving victims of the accident have been airlifted from the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.

“The contents (money) of the armoured van scattered all over the accident scene. The amount on board the van was GHS60,500,000,” Anas Sabbit of Joy FM reported.

BoG van crash

Immediately after the accident, combined armed police, military, BNI, Fire Service and Immigration team were dispatched to the scene of the crash to secure the monies.

The scattered monies were collected and secured in various security vehicles present.

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