Ten persons have perished and 23 others are fatally wounded following an accident that took place in the Savelugu municipality in the Northern Region.
It is said that a KIA Rhino truck carrying thirty-three (33) passengers somersaulted and the driver lost control of the bus in an attempt to avoid hitting a cyclist.
The passengers were returning from a funeral and the incident occurred and took the lives of ten people while the 23 others are hospitalized in the Savelugu municipal hospital including the driver.
Police say there were some 33 passengers on board the KIA truck and were said to be returning from a funeral on Sunday when the incident occurred.
“Six persons died on the spot, whilst 27 others sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to Savelugu Municipal Hospital for treatment” - Police stated.
“Seven (7) persons were referred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for further treatment. However, 4 persons; Zabaga Alhassan, aged 35, Iddrisu Issah, aged 40, Adam Iddrisu, aged 30, and Yakubu Tyro, aged 33, died on the same day whilst receiving further treatment at TTH. The total number of deaths recorded was ten (10)”. Police added.
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