Thirty-four killed in Ghana bus crash

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ACCRA, Jan 14, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Thirty-four people died on Tuesday when
two buses collided in central Ghana, officials said.

Police and the fire brigade said the accident occurred early Tuesday in the
town of Dompoase, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) from the Ghanaian capital
Accra.

“Several people sustained injuries and have been rushed to the hospital.
Twenty-nine died on the spot while five others died at the hospital,” Fire
service spokesman Abdul Hudu Wasiu told AFP.

The victims included 20 men, 11 women and three children, one of whom was
only a year old.

Around 40 survivors are being treated in hospital.

There were 13,877 road accidents in Ghana last year, resulting in 2,284
deaths and 14,397 injuries, according to official statistics.

They are mainly caused by human error or due to bad and often unlit roads
and malfunctioning traffic lights.

 

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