The police have confirmed the death of at least 17 people in a road crash on Monday (1 November) in the Ashanti Region.
The head-on collision involves a Kumasi-bound articulated vehicle which veered off its lane and a sprinter bus, the Offinso police confirmed to Asaase News.
The police said the deceased comprise 14 females and three males while 15 others sustained injuries and are being at a health facility.
DSP Edmund Nyamekye, the head of police MTTD at Offinso told Asaase News’s Karen Dodoo Antwi that the incident happened at dawn.
How it happened
“The accident involves a sprinter bus with registration number GT 6075-15 and an articulated truck, GS 4339-17. The sprinter bus was loaded with passengers heading towards the Savannah Region and then the articulated truck was coming from Techiman towards Kumasi.
“So, when they got to the Abofour Forest, the articulated truck veered off its lane into the lane of the sprinter bus and there was a head on collision, so far we have registered 17 deaths.”
He said investigations have started into the crash.