ACCRA: At least 60 people were killed on Friday in a head-on collision between two buses in Ghana, police said, in the latest deadly crash on the country’s roads, reports AFP.
The smash happened at about 2:00 am (0200 GMT) in the Bono East region, some 430 kilometres (270 miles) by road north of the capital, Accra. “The vehicles were travelling in separate directions when the collision occurred,” police commander Joseph Antwi Gyawu told AFP.“At least 60 people have been confirmed dead and one of the buses caught fire, with the other seriously mangled,” he added.
The buses were each carrying about 50 passengers at the time of the crash. One of the buses caught fire, leaving people burned beyond recognition.
Emergency services were at the scene, including firefighters who put out the blazing vehicles. Kwame Arhin, a doctor at the Kintampo Government Hospital, said 28 people were being treated for head injuries and multiple fractures.