General News of Friday, 11 January 2019
Eight people are reported dead after a sprinter bus and a diesel truck collided at Boankra on the Accra-Kumasi Highway on Friday.
Five persons who sustained injuries are receiving treatment at the Ejisu Government Hospital.
The sprinter bus, which was travelling from Kumasi to Konongo, is said to have overtaken another vehicle on a speed ramp and collided headed on with the truck; causing the truck to veer off the road before crashing into a building.
Confirming the accident, the Ashanti Regional MTTD Commander, Chief Superintendent Frank Abrokwah said all occupants of the bus died.
He said the truck driver and his assistant suffered injuries and are responding to treatment.
According to him, the accident occurred at about 4am after the bus driver lost control after overtaking another bus on a speed ramp and in the process ran into the lane of the oncoming truck.
He said the truck in an attempt to avoid the accident veered off its lane and ran into a house.
He noted that occupants of the house escaped unhurt.