12 perish in gory accident at Eduegyei

Toyota Hiace bus with registration number WR 1347- 17 collided head-on with DAF Truck with registration number GM 2570-12 at Eduegyei on the Cape Coast-Takoradi highway in the Central Region killing 12 people and injuring one.The Ghana National Fire Service, GNFS, received the distress call at 1550hrs from a police officer and the rescue team was quickly dispatched to the scene from Elmina Fire Station.The team arrived at the scene at 1558hrs and extricated the victims with the aim of searching for survivors but, only one lady was rescued alive.

All the victims were sent to the Cape Coast Teaching hospital.
According to eyewitness, the DAF Truck which was coming from Takoradi towards Cape Coast was overtaking a vehicle ahead of it in a poor visibility area due to smoke from a burning bush, and run into the Toyota Hiace bus which was traveling from Kumasi to Takoradi.

Accordingto the GNFS personnel, they did not meet the driver of the DAF Truck at the scene and do not know his whereabout.Further investigation into the incident will be carried out by the Ghana Police Service.

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