In a devastating incident that shook the nation, a tragic accident occurred on the Kasoa-Winneba Highway in Ghana. On Tuesday, the people of Ghana awoke to the heartbreaking news of a fatal collision that unfolded on this highway, claiming the lives of 16 individuals and leaving at least 20 others grappling with life-threatening injuries. The incident involved a head-on collision between a passenger bus and a petrol tanker, sending shockwaves across the country. This article provides a detailed account of the accident, its aftermath, and the statements issued by relevant authorities to shed light on its cause.
The Gruesome Scene
The fateful incident occurred during the early hours of Tuesday, at approximately 5 am, on the Kasoa-Winneba Highway in the Central Region of Ghana. It was a scene of horror and despair as a multi-vehicle collision took place, resulting in the tragic loss of 16 lives. The number of casualties may fluctuate in the future if any of the severely injured victims succumbs to their injuries. Currently, at least 20 individuals are in critical condition, receiving medical attention at various healthcare facilities.
The Accident’s Location and Cause
The deadly accident unfolded at Gomoa Okyereko, around 4:30 am on Tuesday. It involved a Yutong commercial bus and a petrol tanker, with devastating consequences. The Yutong bus was en route from Cote d’Ivoire, heading towards Accra, while the fuel tanker was traveling in the opposite direction. Reports suggest that the Yutong bus driver had been frequently drifting out of his lane throughout the journey, leading to the tragic collision.
The bodies of the victims have been transported to the morgue department of the Winneba Specialist and Trauma Hospital. Notably, the fuel tanker involved in the accident was carrying a cargo of petrol and was bound for Takoradi after departing from Accra. According to Winneba Fire Service Commander DO II Kwesi Hughes, an eyewitness account indicated that the tanker driver encroached into the Yutong’s lane at the time of the collision. An ongoing investigation is seeking to unravel the circumstances surrounding the accident, as it is essential to ascertain the contributing factors.
A Scene of Utter Devastation
The accident left a trail of destruction, with some victims tragically dismembered as a result of the collision’s force. The Winneba Fire Service, along with other relevant authorities, responded to the scene to provide assistance and initiate an investigation into the incident. As the nation mourns the loss of these lives and prays for the recovery of the injured, the focus remains on understanding the accident’s cause to prevent such tragedies in the future.
This article provides a comprehensive overview of the tragic accident that unfolded on the Kasoa-Winneba Highway in Ghana, resulting in significant loss of life and critical injuries. As investigations continue, we are committed to delivering updates on this heartbreaking incident. Stay connected to PKB News for the latest developments and insights.