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Sad moment as 13 people perish in a midnight crash at Konongo

Monday, 4th October 2021

13 people have been confirmed dead after a cargo truck crashed into an Accra-Wa bound OA bus at Ohene Nkwanta near Konongo in the Ashanti region. According to reports from some online portals intercepted by CitizenOne, the accident occurred around 11pm last night.

The Ashanti Regional MTTD commander SP Emmanuel Adu Boahene who confirmed the sad news to Joynews this morning stated that, the cargo truck with registration number AC-179-22 which had loaded several bags of fresh pepper was heading to Accra from Kumasi. At a junction called Ohene Nkwanta, the driver overtook an articulated truck with registration number GW-3569-13. The articulated truck driver seemed not to had allowed the overtaking leading to a head-on collision between the cargo truck and an oncoming OA bus which was coming from the opposite lane.

The impact of the crash was so strong that parts of the bus were scattered. Eventually, 13 passengers from the bus with registration number GT-5597-19 died instantly while 11 injured were rushed to the Konongo-Odumase district hospital for treatment. The dead comprised 9 males and 4 females. The bodies were deposited at Steward Hospital mogue for preservation and identification.

Meanwhile the three drivers were safed and currently assisting the police in investigations.

The police have blamed the unfortunate incident on wrongful overtaking. DSP Emmanuel Adu Boahene advised drivers to observe all road traffic regulations to avert accidents on the roads as we head towards Christmas festivities.

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