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20.03.2016 Social News

Six die in fatal accident on Winneba-Kasoa Road

By GNA
Six die in fatal accident on Winneba-Kasoa Road
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Cape Coast, Mar. 20, GNA - Six persons died while several others were injured on Thursday night when a Sprinter Benz and a VVI Buses they were travelling on crashed at Buduatta Junction on the Kasoa-Winneba Road in the Central Region.

The deceased whose bodies have since been deposited at the Winneba Trauma Hospital Morgue comprised three females and three males.

The three males included both drivers and the mate of the sprinter bus.

Six people who sustained minor degree of injuries were sent to the Winneba Government Hospital for treatment while ten people who were said to be in critical conditions were also rushed to Winneba Trauma Hospital.

Mr Stephen Anokye, the Central Regional Manager of National Road Safety Commission, told the Ghana News Agency that the accident occurred around 2300 hrs on Thursday night.

He said the Sprinter bus with registration number GE5526-15 was heading from Takoradi towards Kasoa while the VVIP Bus with registration number GT6454 was travelling from Accra towards Takoradi.

He said the driver of the Sprinter on reaching Buduatta Junction attempted to overtake a vehicle ahead of it but lost control of the steering wheel and crashed into the on-coming VVIP Bus leading to the fatal accident.

GNA

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