World Grotesque Accident Claims 71 Lives in Ghana



At least 71 people have died in Ghana after a bus and a truck crashed in a head-on collision on Wednesday.

According to reports, the accident happened when a bus hit a truck head-on some 420 km (260 miles) north of the capital Accra overnight.

The metro mass transit coach was heading to the northern town of Tamale from the second largest city of Kumasi when it collided with a cargo truck loaded with boxes of tomatoes, regional police chief, Maxwell Atingane.

About 23 others were injured and are being treated at a local hospital, Atingane said.

Bismark Owusu Fosu, the medical director of Kintampo government hospital where many of the victims were taken, said 58 people were dead on arrival, 10 died after admission and three died in a nearby hospital.


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