34 killed in Ghana bus crash

Posted by News Express | 14 January 2020 | 432 times

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Thirty-four people died on Tuesday when two buses collided in central Ghana, officials said.

Police and the fire brigade said the accident occurred early Tuesday in the town of Dompoase, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) from the Ghanaian capital Accra.

“Several people sustained injuries and have been rushed to the hospital. Twenty-nine died on the spot while five others died at the hospital,” Fire service spokesman Abdul Hudu Wasiu told AFP.

The victims included 20 men, 11 women and three children, one of whom was only a year old.

Around 40 survivors are being treated in hospital.

There were 13,877 road accidents in Ghana last year, resulting in 2,284 deaths and 14,397 injuries, according to official statistics.

They are mainly caused by human error or due to bad and often unlit roads and malfunctioning traffic lights. (AFP)

Source: News Express

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