Mass burial for Kintampo accident victims


Authorities in Ghana are considering mass graves for victims who perished in a gory accident at Kintampo in the Bono East Region on Monday.

The Bono East Regional Security Council puts the death toll in Monday’s accident at 35. Six others have since been treated and discharged.

Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Kintampo South Assembly, Michael Sarkodie Baffoe said the assembly will make an informed decision as it gives space for families of the deceased to come and identify remains of their relatives.

“We are allowing some time for families to come and see if they [the deceased persons] can be identified. The accident occurred yesterday [Monday] and so we are giving families some time to organize themselves and come. We are not in a rush to do this [but] if we are unable to identify some of them [deceased persons], then based on expert advice, we will resort to mass burial,” CNR quoted the MCE as saying.

The bodies of the deceased persons have been deposited at the Kintampo South Hospital at Jema.

Monday’s gory crash claimed the lives of over 30 persons including women and children.

Emergency services were called to the scene to rescue the perishing. Six persons were rescued in the process.

The carnage has been attributed to careless and inconsiderate driving, the police said in its report sighted by

Ghana mourns perished Kintampo crash victims

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has expressed grief over the horrific Kintampo-Tamale accident that claimed the lives of over 30 lives.

The President, in a tweet on Monday, March 10, expressed his condolences to families and loved ones of the deceased and also wished the injured a speedy recovery.

“My sympathies and condolences go to all the families and loved ones of the deceased in Monday’s horrific accident on the Kintampo-Tamale Highway. May their souls Rest in Peace. I also wish the injured a speedy recovery”, the President stated.

Many Ghanaians also expressed shock and have called on authorities to devise measures to curb the increasing carnages on the road.

Road accidents are common in Ghana. An average of six people die everyday on Ghana’s roads.

On the Kintampo-Tamale Highway for instance, over 150 lives have been lost between 2016 to date.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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