5 burnt to death in Techiman-Kintampo highway accident

Five persons have been burnt to death and 23 suffered injuries, in a ghastly accident near Bono Manso on the Techiman- Kintampo highway, in the Bono East Region, on Friday.

According to an eyewitness account, the accident occurred at about 11 pm, when the driver of a grand bird bus attempted to overtake another vehicle.

The driver of bus crashed into an ap­proaching trailer, resulting in explosion (into balls of fire) that engulfed both vehicles, “consuming the two cars, including the passengers.”

The eyewitness said a Kia grand bird bus with registration number AK285-22 moving the opposite direction, conveying unspec­ified number of passengers on board, col­lided with a trailer with registration number AS 47 66 loaded with cans and bottles of Malta Guinness products, moving from Accra, heading towards the northern region.

The Techiman Municipal Fire Command­er, DOIII Henry Eshun, confirmed the incident to journalists.

According to DOIII Eshun, five persons were burnt to death while 23 others sus­tained multiple injuries.

Eleven of the injured, he said were taken to the Techiman Holy Family Hospital whilst 12 others were taken to the Kintam­po Municipal Hospital for treatment.

The Fire Commander said investigations were ongoing to ascertain the cause of the accident.


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