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General News of Saturday, 17 November 2012

Source: GNA/with additions from GhanaWeb

Tamale-Bolga Acccident Update: Death toll rises to 33

The Tamale Teaching Hospital Morgue has confirmed to that the death toll from the gruesome accident which occurred at Kogni near the Bawah Barracks, has risen to 33 from the 29 are reported earlier.

Dr Ibrahim Abubakar, an orthopaedic consultant of the Tamale Teaching Hospital confirmed the dead to the Ghana News Agency.

He said the dead comprised 13 females including a seven year old girl and 16 males. They have all been deposited at the Hospital mortuary. Over 30 people are also reported injured.

Of the dead, information gathered indicates that 23 bodies have so far been identified by relatives. Two of the identified ladies are reported to have been students of the University of Development Studies going for their congregation.

The accident occurred at Kogni in the Temale Metropolis when a Metro Mass bus and a Benz bus with registration numbers AW 238Z and WR 2712C respectively, travelling in opposite directions, had a head-on collision.

An eyewitness told the GNA that the Benz Bus was overtaking a motor rider when the collision occurred.