At least 11 people have died after a passenger bus got involved in an accident in North-Eastern Ghana, police said on Tuesday.
They say the vehicle was carrying 47 passengers from Kumasi, the country’s second-largest city to Garu in the Upper East Region when the incident occurred on a bridge near Nasia, farming community in the West Mamprusi District.
The community is about 720km fromm the West African nation’s capital Accra.
Firefighters and other emergency were deployed to the scene to rescue the perishing.
A local police commander Chief Superintendent Samuel Yeboah said at least 21 are responding to treatment at the Walewale Government Hospital.
One person, according to the police chief is feared trapped and a rescue team is yet to recover the body.
“So found one body is not yet found and we are still searching for it. About 14 others were treated and discharged”, the Commander explained.
The cause of the accident is unknown, but police say the driver of the KIA Grandbird vehicle named as Tanko is being questioned as part of police investigations.
Ghana has a relatively high rate of road deaths due in part to narrow and poorly constructed roads, failure by drivers to respect speed limits, and inadequate vehicle maintenance.
Source: Daily Mail GH