An accident at Gomoa Okyereko on the Accra-Cape Coast highway in the Central Region has left 16 people dead and 40 injured.
The accident involved a Yutong bus travelling from Abidjan to Budumburam and a fuel tanker heading to Takoradi.
The two vehicles collided head-on around 5 am on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
According to the Ghana National Fire Service(GNFS), who were on the scene to rescue the victims, the exact cause has not yet been established.
However, eyewitness accounts indicate that the Yutong bus driver occasionally veered off his lane throughout the trip.
“So the tanker driver rather came into the lane of the Yutong because at the time the Yutong driver had also entered his lane,” the Winneba Fire Service Commander DO II Kwesi Hughes recounted.
He said, “We have been able to rescue the rescuable lives first, which we have done. We have sent them to the trauma and specialist hospital.”
Meanwhile, he described the scene as gory, adding that “in fact, people have been dismembered.”
The National Ambulance Service and the Police Service were also on-site to provide support and assist together with personnel from the GNFS.
Watch videos from the accident scene below: