An accident involving two passenger buses claimed, at this stage, thirty-five lives, women and children among them, and also left six people in critical condition.
On Monday, two buses collided on a busy road in Ghana in the Bono East region around 430km from the capital Accra.
Bono East Regional Minister Kofi Amoakohene said that 27 of the victims were “burnt beyond recognition” as the collision sparked a fire that ripped through both vehicles.
“Six of the survivors are in critical condition and are currently being monitored,” he said, adding that “one person escaped unharmed.”
“What we know per preliminary investigation is that the driver of the bigger bus veered off his lane and collided head-on with the smaller one,” Francis Adjei Brobey of the Kintampo traffic police unit told local media.
The regional police announced that they had launched an investigation into the crash.