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17 Confirmed Dead In Buipe-Tamale Highway Accident

Seventeen persons have been confirmed dead in an accident which occurred on the Buipe-Tamale highway in the Central Gonja District of the Savannah Region Wednesday morning.

It happened at Mile 40 (Sarekyekura) near Fulfulso at about 12:12am.

The deceased include 12 males, five females, one of which was a child.

Sixteen out of the 17 reportedly died on the spot while another died at the Holistic Medicare Hospital at Buipe.

The accident involved two buses with registration numbers GT 3345-16 and AC 1699-20.

They were travelling from Kumasi to Zebila and from Garu to Kumasi respectively when they ran into each other.

The Savannah Regional Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO), Mr Kwasi Baffour-Awuah who confirmed the accident to Graphic Online said the Buipe Fire Station received a distress call at 12.46am and arrived at the accident scene at 1.20am.

He said the injured, numbering about 90, were sent to the Buipe Polyclinic and Holistic Medicare Hospital and the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH).

The bodies of the deceased persons who are yet to be identified, have  been deposited at the TTH mortuary.

He said with assistance from colleagues from the Damongo Fire Station, they were able to rescue some of the injured persons who were trapped in the buses.

According to him, the drivers of the two buses were among the deceased persons.

Source: Graphic Online
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