At least 60 people have died and others were injured after two buses collided in the Jema-Techiman road on the Tamale highway in the Bono East region, Ghana.
Emergency services are at the scene rescuing passengers still trapped inside the two vehicles.
Each bus had about 50 passengers on board. One of the vehicles caught fire after the collision.
According to Otec News’ Waudu Ishaku reporting from the scene said the accident happened when the buses with registration number GT 3915- 17 VVIP Akai buss loaded from Garu heading towards Kumasi collided with a Grand Bird bus with registration number GT 5694-18 loaded from Accra and heading towards Bolgatanga.
Ghana Police Service spokesman David Eklu speaking on the incident said;
“The buses went up in flames when they collided,” Eklu said.
“It’s too early to ascertain how many died but 50 people have been confirmed dead.”
Eklu added that more than 50 people were injured in the crash and the death toll could rise as police are still assessing the situation at the crash site.
Victims’ families are being informed, although most of them have not yet been identified.
Road accidents are common in Ghana. An average of six people die every day on Ghana’s roads.