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At Least 60 People Killed In Fatal Bus Collision In Ghana

Several people are mourning the victims as well as the tragic loss of life that has occurred throughout the continent this month.

A head on collision of two buses early Friday morning in the Bono East region of Ghana has killed at least 60 people, according to the AFP.

The fatal accident took place on the Kintampo-Techiman highway in Kintampo—an area just under 300 miles north of Accra—after which one of the buses caught on fire.

The devastating accident has left several others with serious injuries. "Most of the passengers in both vehicles died at the spot. A number of them with varying degrees of injuries have been rushed to hospital," a police spokesperson told BBC Africa.


David Eklu, a police spokesperson told CNN that around 100 people were on each bus during the time of the crash.

Fire and rescue services are currently at the scene looking for others who may still be trapped in either of the two vehicles.

According to a 2018 report on road safety by the World Health Organization (WHO), death rates from traffic accidents in Africa are the highest in the world. The number is particularly high in Ghana where, according to BBC, an average of six people die daily as a result of road accidents.

In 2016, 61 people died after a passenger truck collided with a cargo truck carrying tomatoes near Kintampo.

The accident has caused many folks online to mourn the victims, as well as the tragic loss of life—due to accidents and natural disasters such as the devastating Cyclone Idai—that have occurred across the continent within the past month.




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