One more victim has died in the accident that occurred at Asuboi, near Suhum in the Eastern Region, authorities have confirmed.
The victim passed on while receiving treatment at the Suhum Government Hospital bringing the death toll to 10. They include five males and five females.
“Out of the 33 victims, 10 have died. Two out of the 23 others are in critical condition and have been referred to the Koforidua Government Hospital. The rest have been treated and discharged”, an emergency nurse told reporters.
Nine people died on the spot after a Hyundai universe commercial bus with registration number AK 324-22 with passengers on board from Sunyani to Accra crashed head-on with an articulated truck parked off the road at Asuboi a section of the road on the Accra-Kumasi highway.
According to police, on the spot investigations conducted at the accident scene indicated that, the driver of the Hyundai bus who was allegedly sleeping while driving failed to observe traffic and in the process crashed into the forty footer container which fell partially onto the road.
The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer DSP Ebenezer Tetteh said other injured passenger were receiving treatment at the Suhum government hospital.
“On reaching a section of the road at Asuboi on the Accra -Kumasi dual carriage road, investigations indicate that the driver failed to observe traffic ahead whilst allegedly sleeping.”
“In the process, he crashed into a forty footer container loaded with wood which fell partially on the road as a result of a previous accident,” DSP Ebenezer Tetteh explained.
The disaster was one of the most deadly accidents in a country whose poor road safety record has sparked criticism of officials.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH