Three people have been confirmed dead while 15 others are in critical condition after a fatal accident at Ekumfi Ekotsi/Bodjuano in the Ekumfi District of the Central Region.
The accident happened on Thursday, January 14, around 4:10 PM when a Sprinter bus lost control and crashed a coconut seller who was selling beside the road to death whiles two others in the vehicle died as well.
According to information gathered, the driver of the sprinter bus was suspected to have been sleeping whiles driving.
The report also revealed that the bus after crashing the coconut seller, hit a tree which caused the other two to also lose their lives.
Speaking to the media, an eyewitness, Joe Acquah, said the vehicle with registration number GR-6201-21 burst its tyres, rammed into a coconut seller and crashed into tree.
He said about 15 people got injured and were sent to the Saltpond Government Hospital for treatment.
The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Saltpond Government Hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.