34 die in ghastly road crash in Ghana

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By Agencies

Thirty four people made up of 20 males, 11 females and three children have been confirmed dead in a ghastly road crash early Tuesday in South Ghana’s Komenda.

Ghana’s leading Daily Graphic described the accident as ‘Black Tuesday’.

The accident involved two buses from a local transport company, which were traveling in opposite directions. The crash occurred at Dompoase in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem (KEEA) Municipality, the paper said.

The two buses are a Man Diesel with registration number GR 5704-18 which was travelling from Takoradi towards Cape Coast and a Hyundai bus with registration number GN 3780-10 from Cape Coast towards Takoradi, Graphic reported.

The crash occurred when the Takoradi-bound bus tried to overtake another vehicle but ended up colliding with the other bus driving towards Accra.

A team of personnel from the police has been dispatched from the headquarters to visit the accident scene to assess the situation and investigate the course of the crash.