30 people perish in Winneba-Cape Coast accident

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Over 30 persons have been reported dead following a fatal at Ekumfi Dunkwa on the Winneba-Cape Coast Highway in the Central Region.

The accident, which occurred Friday morning involved a Yutong bus which was believed to have been travelling from Takoradi to Accra, and a Metro Mass Transit bus heading towards Cape Coast.

Eye witnesses accounts indicated that the Yutong bus’s attempt to overtake another vehicle failed due to the wetness of the road as a result of the downpours and therefore run into another vehicle.

Bodies of the deceased, however, have been deposited at the Winneba Trauma Hospital & the Mankessim Catholic hospital while the injured persons were rushed to the same hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, the Police and the Fire Service were reported to the scene to rescue victims who were trapped in the mishap.

This brings the number of road accident deaths to about 90 in one day. The first accident which occurred at Ampomakrom, near Kintampo in the Bono East Region involved a VVIP bus with registration number GT 3915-17 and a grand bird bus with registration number GT-5694-18.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Porcia Oforiwaa Ofori