The mangled bus
At least five people were killed and many others sustained injuries yesterday when a commercial bus carrying passengers, collided with a cargo truck at a section of the Kumasi-Accra highway, near Ejisu in the Ashanti Region.
The accident is said to have happened at about 3am at Kubease, about 19 kilometres from Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.
An eyewitness said he saw five bodies recovered from the wrecked bus and the truck, whilst some passengers were conveyed to health facilities at Ejisu.
The deceased included drivers of the truck and the Grandbird bus as well as the driver’s mate of the truck, registered GR 2207-W, ASP George Owusu Aboagye, Commander of the Ejisu District Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, asserted, blaming the accident on human error.
According to him, driver of the KIA Grandbird with registration number GT-3335-16, appeared to have veered off his lane.
He indicated that some passengers who were in critical condition were referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
ASP Aboagye said the deceased included three males and two females and added that rescue teams involving the police, fire officers and some local residents, worked tirelessly to free passengers who were trapped in the mangled bus.
From Ernest Kofi Adu, Kumasi