Eighteen passengers have died in an accident at Buipe in the Central Gonja district of the Savannah region.
The accident occurred in the early hours on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, when two Yutong buses with registration numbers GT 3345-16 and AC 1699-20 crashed head-on at Sarekyekura near Fufulso on the Buipe – Tamale Highway.
Reports indicate that sixteen of the passengers died on the spot whilst several others sustained various degrees of injuries.
The deceased are twelve men adults, three female adults, and a young girl.
Two other passengers later died whilst receiving treatment at Holistic Medicare Hospital bringing the total to 18.
The bodies of the deceased have been transported to the Tamale Teaching Hospital Mortuary.
The injured are currently receiving treatment at the Buipe Polyclinic and Holistic Medicare Hospital.