BREAKING: Tamale-Kintampo road accident kills more than 70

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Scenes from the Tamale-Kintampo accident
Scenes from the Tamale-Kintampo accident
Scenes from the Tamale-Kintampo accident
Scenes from the Tamale-Kintampo accident

More than 70 persons have died after two buses they were traveling with collided head-on in the early hours of Friday March 22, 2019. 

The accident involved a VVIP Kia bus with registration number GT 3915- 17 which was moving from Garu in the Upper East Region towards Kumasi and a Grandbird bus with registration number GT 5694-18 moving from Accra towards Bolgantaga. 

The accident occurred along the Tamale-Kintampo highway at Amoma Nkwanta, a village near Kintampo in the Kintampo North Municipality of the Bono East Region. 

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The cause of the accident is not immediately known but it is suspected that one of the drivers dozed off and run into the lane of the other from the opposite direction. 

The deceased on the bus from Garu enroute Kumasi have been burnt beyond recognition after the vehicle they were traveling with went up in flames after the crash. 

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Speaking to the press after the accident, the Kintampo Municipal Fire Commander (DO3) Mr. Ankomah Twene mentioned that it took his men close to 30 minutes to put off the fire on one of the buses before they could cut and take out the dead bodies. 

The survivors have been admitted to the Jema Government Hospital, Kintampo Government Hospital and the Holy Family Hospital for medical attention.

Credit: ghanaweb.com

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