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26.11.2011 General News

Metro Mass Transit bus involved in gory accident

By GNA
Metro Mass Transit bus involved in gory accident
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Tamale, Nov. 26, – Authorities at the Tamale Teaching Hospital have confirmed the deaths of 21 people in a sad accident that occurred around the School for the Deaf on the Savelugu-Pong-Tamale highway.

The accident occurred on Saturday morning when two vehicles, a Benz bus and Metro Mass Transit (MMT) bus collided at the junction close to the School of the Deaf.

Inspector Alex Oppong of the Tamale Motor Traffic and Transport Unit of the Ghana Police told the GNA that the MMT bus was coming from Bolgatanga to Tamale while the Benz bus was from Kumasi to Bolgatanga.

He said the Benz bus was trying to make an overtaking but unfortunately collided with the MMT bus which resulted in the death of the two drivers and many others on the spot.

Dr Opoku Boateng of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the Tamale Teaching Hospital confirmed the news to the GNA saying that several other passengers were injured and in critical conditions at the hospital.

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