Accident: 16 perish at Gomoa Okyereko


Sixteen persons perished in a ghastly accident at Gomoa Okyereko on the Accra-Cape Coast road Tuesday dawn.

The accident involved a Youtong bus with registration number GT 5866-L and a Fuel Tanker with registration number WR 2063-10.

The incident which happened in the early hours of Tuesday, May 30, 2023, involved a Yutong passenger bus and a fuel tanker.


About 20 others who sustained various degrees of injuries are receiving treatment at the Winneba Trauma and Specialist Hospital.

Information received indicates that the passengers on board the bus were traveling from Liberia to the Buduburam camp while the fuel tanker was traveling to Apam.

Both drivers are alive and receiving treatment at the Winneba Trauma and Specialist hospital.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, Division Officer I, Abdul Wasiu Hudu indicated that the Winneba Fire Station received a distress call reporting an accident at Gomoa Okyereko at around 5:15 am on Tuesday.

DOI Hudu indicated that the cause of the accident was still being investigated.

The rescue team from GNFS and the Ghana Ambulance Service spent about three hours at the scene rescuing trapped persons which caused a lot of traffic on that stretch of the road.

DOI Hudu said while the rescue team had almost completed it’s work, the fuel tanker was still at scene and appealed to motorists and other road users to be cautious and cooperate. 

SOURCE: Graphic Online


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