18 killed in separate accidents on Eastern Region roads


At least 18 people have been killed in separate accidents on Eastern region roads, according to multiple media reports.

The first incident reported on Saturday (26 March) involved the death of two males and four females who died on the spot after their vehicle collided head-on with a long heavy-duty truck.

The accident is said to have happened at Nyamebekyere on the Kpong stretch of the Akosombo-Tema Highway in the Eastern Region.

Two more victims later died at the Akuse Government Hospital while other survivors are nursing life-threatening injuries.

A 60-year-old woman was also hit by a speeding vehicle belonging to a staff with the Electricity Company of Ghana around 4:30 pm the same day.

The driver is said to have sustained injury and is being monitored by medics, starrfm.com.gh reported. The body of the deceased has been deposited at the morgue.

The death of nine passengers was also reported on Sunday (March 26) at Birimso near the Bunso stretch of the Accra to Kumasi highway.

The fatal crash occurred at about 4:30 am. It involved two buses with registration numbers GN 3229-21 and GN 8292-20 with a total of 28 passengers aboard.

Viral footage showed some of the victims lying dead as emergency services embarked on a rescue mission. The road has since been cleared to traffic.

The cause of the accident is yet to be established.






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