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General News of Friday, 11 May 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com

10 die in fatal accident at Mion

Ten people are reported dead with seven others sustaining various degrees of injury following an accident at Mion on the Yendi-Tamale Road in the Northern Region.

The crash occurred when a Tamale-bound bus collided with another bus which was headed for Yendi.

According to eyewitnesses, the accident which occurred on Thursday night was as a result of poor visibility due to a downpour hours before the crash.

Assembly Member for Sang, a community in Mion, Yakubu Abubakar, who confirmed the incident to Citi News said the injured are receiving treatment at the Yendi Hospital, while the dead have been sent to the morgue.

“It rained heavily this [Thursday] evening. The accident involved a bus truck and Benz bus. The bus was coming from Tamale, and the Benz bus was coming from Yendi; because of the rain, the visibility was not all that clear so the two ran into each other and as a result, we had a whole lot of casualty. The two drivers and a number of passengers from both sides are dead. We have conveyed the injured to the Yendi hospital and for the dead, we are taking them to Yendi mortuary.”