Seven people have been confirmed dead in an accident at Gomoa Antseadze on the Accra-Cape Coast highway in the Central Region on Thursday evening.
Seven others who sustained various injuries are currently receiving treatment at the Apam Government Hospital and the Trauma and Specialist Hospital at Winneba.
Eye witnesses said that the driver was over speeding and in the process lost control of the steering wheel which resulted in the accident.
A Survivor of the accident said they cautioned the driver for reckless driving and over speeding but he did not listen to them.
The accident involved a Sprinter mini bus with registration number GW7920-22.
A combined team from Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), Ambulance Service and the Police Service were at the scene to rescue the injured passengers.
Confirming the accident, the Central Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, ADO II Abdul Wasiu Hudu, indicated that, the Apam Fire Service received a distress call about the accident at about 8pm on Thursday and then dispatched a team of personnel to the accident scene.
He explained that, the Sprinter bus was traveling from Mankessim towards Accra but veered off on reaching a spot at Gomoa Antseadze.
The vehicle, he indicated, subsequently moved into a ditch in a nearby bush.
According to him, a number of the passengers were trapped in the vehicle after the accident.
ADO II Hudu further said that personnel of GNFS had to extricate them before handing them over to the Ghana Ambulance Service.
The ambulance vehicles, he said, were from Ekumfi and Winneba.
FROM DAVID O. YARBOI-TETTEH, CAPE COAST