Eight dead, 22 injured in Sawla freak accident


The police have confirmed the death of eight passengers in the Wa-Sawla highway motor accident in the Savannah Region.

Twenty-two others are also in critical condition after a Wa-Kumasi bound Sprinter bus with registration number AS 3022-15 somersaulted and crashed into a bush in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District of the Savannah Region.

According to the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District Police Command, the 23-seater Sprinter bus was from Wa in the Upper West Region heading towards Kumasi on Thursday 18 March 2021.

At about 11 am, upon reaching the outskirts of the district, a wooden storage box fell off from another bus that overtook the Sprinter bus.

The Sprinter then ran over the chop box, bursting a tyre before crashing into a bush.

The Sawla police have confirmed the incident, saying the 22 injured passengers are being treated at the Sawla District Hospital.

The deceased were sent to the Wa Hospital Mortuary for identification and burial.

Source: Daily Mail GH

Email Daily Mail GH: stories@dailymailgh.com or
Whatsapp: +233(0)509928122


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here