Over 50 people were killed when two commercial buses collided and burst into flames in northern Ghana.
Ghana Police Service spokesman David Eklu said the accident took place at about 1:30 am Friday morning when the two long-distance buses collided head-on on the main highway leading from Kintampo to Tamale, Ghana’s fourth largest city.
Eklu said,”The buses went up in flames when they collided. It’s too early to ascertain how many died but 50 people have been confirmed dead.” Eklu added that more than 50 people were injured in the crash and the death toll could rise as police are still assessing the situation at the crash site.
The victims family members are being informed, although most of them still need to be identified. Injured passengers were taken to Techiman Holy Family Hospital and Kintampo Government Hospital.
The police expect the casualty count to rise as many of them were critically injured.
The commercial bus company, VVIP that was involved in the crash is Ghana’s largest private companies. Most of the passengers prefer to travel in the night, and roads are usually busy that time.
A similar bus tragedy occurred in 2016, where a passenger bus collided with a cargo truck carrying tomatoes near Kintampo, 61 people were killed.