A head-on collision between a Grandbird bus and a Toyota mini-bus on the eastern corridor road between Peki-Adzokoe and Tsibu claimed over 20 lives.
The Toyota mini-bus was travelling from Hohoe to Accra, while the Grandbird bus was headed from Accra to Chinderi in the Oti Region.
The Grandbird went off the road and came to rest on its side, while the Toyota was split in two by the force of the crash.
Five passengers on the Grandbird died at the hospital at the early hours of the day whilst fifteen passengers on the minibus died instantly.
Staff from the Ghana Water Company Limited accompanied members of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) in the rescue effort at the scene of the tragedy.
A member of the GNFS crew who wished to remain anonymous informed the Daily Graphic yesterday that the Grandbird bus, with registration number AS 9801-21, struck the mini-bus, with registration number GT 1865-17, as it was avoiding a pothole on the stretch.
Before removing the conductor’s dead body who had been stuck inside the larger Grandbird bus, the GNFS crew had to utilise extrication tools to cut through various pieces of the vehicle.
More than 20 other injured passengers are currently receiving medical care at the Peki Government hospital.
Four kids were among the dead, this sad news was later confirmed.
The Daily Graphic states that there were 10 women, 6 men, and 4 children among the deceased at the time the report was filed.
The Peki Government Hospital’s representatives could not be reached by The Daily Graphic for comment and further investigations.