Sixteen (16) passengers have died in a fatal head-on collision between two VIP Coaches on the Akyem Asafo Stretch of the Accra – Kumasi Highway.
The dead include 13 males and 3 females. Several other passengers are in critical condition and have been rushed to Suhum government Hospital and Akyem Asafo Health center.
The accident occurred Friday, February 26, 2021, at about 1:30 am.
Whatsup News gathered that the driver of a VIP Bus with registration number GT 5629-18 from Accra towards Kumasi made a reckless overtaking on reaching Akyem Asafo junction stretch of the road and in the process crashed into an oncoming bus with registration number GE 5510-15.
The driver who made the reckless overtaking reportedly died on the spot. The condition of the second driver is unknown.
According to the acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command Sergeant Francis Gomado, the bodies were extricated and deposited at Suhum Government Hospital mortuary for preservation, identification, and an autopsy by a team of
Police, Ghana National Fire Service, and Abundance Services from Suhum, Bunso, Kibi, and Ayensuano personnel were there to assist the Police.