Eastern Region: 14 passengers perish in crash at Kyekyewere

Ghana Ghana News

14 passengers are feared dead in a crash that occurred in the Eastern Region on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

The incident is said to have occurred at the Kyekyewere stretch of the Accra-Kumasi highway.

The crash, which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, involved an STC bus, a Yutong bus and a tipper truck.

According to an eyewitness, the tipper truck veered off its lane forcing the other vehicles to run into it.

“I am an okada rider, so I was coming from Esuboi. All of a sudden, I saw the truck switching lanes coming from the Accra end of the road. So the STC driver saw it, applied the brakes and veered off into a nearby gutter. The Yutong driver behind the STC driver didn’t see what was happening on time and crashed into the tipper truck. A lot of the passengers lost their lives.”

“We had wanted to help rescue some of the passengers but it was difficult for us. So we quickly called for an ambulance and the police to come in to help. When they came, we were able to rescue some passengers and took them to the hospital. A number of them died on the spot while several others were severely injured.”

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