2 dead, 15 injured in another Buipe-Tamale highway crash

Flashback: The accident on the Buipe-Tamale highway which claimed 18 lives on February 3

Another crash on the Buipe-Tamale highway has claimed two lives, bringing the lives lost in a similar manner to 26, with about 70 people sustaining injuries in a matter of two weeks.

In the latest incident at Mile 40, near Sarekyekura, in the Central Gonja District in the Savannah Region last Wednesday at 10 p.m, one person died on the spot and the other at a health facility that same night.

The accident occurred when one of the front tyres of a Blue KIA Sky bus burst.

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the accident also left 15 others injured.

The accident happened at the same spot where two Yutong buses had crashed, killing 19 persons and leaving 50 others injured on February 3, this year.

The deceased and injured were among 51 passengers on board the KIA Sky bus, with registration number GR 7287-21, which was travelling from Garu in the Upper East Region to Kumasi, when one of its front tyres burst.

This brings to three the number of accidents that have occurred on the Buipe-Tamale highway within a space of one month, with 26 deaths and about 70 injured.

The first accident occurred on January 21, this year, in which six people died with five others sustaining injuries.

The second took place on February 3, resulting in the death of 19 people and about 50 others sustaining injuries.


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