President John Mahama went to bed disturbed following a collision which occurred on the Kintampo – Tamale road, claiming over 40 lives.
Describing the motor accident as a “very sad news” in a Tweet and Facebook post, Mahama assured that the “emergency services working to attend to injured passengers.”
He commiserated with families who have “lost loved ones” in the accident which happened Wednesday evening.
The accident involved a vehicle carting boxes of tomatoes from Navrongo and a Kumasi bound Metro Mass Transit bus, the police has confirmed.
Several of the passengers with severed body parts were trapped in the mangled bus as the locals struggled to cut the vehicles to retrieve the dead and those alive.
According to the divisional police commander of Kintampo, Chief Superintendent Desmond Owusu Boampong, “a lot of the passengers have been conveyed to the morgue, but I’m not in a position to give you numbers until the operation is over.”
The locals who had to resort to chainsaws to cut the bus in order to reach the trapped passengers believe all the occupants of the Metro Mass perished.
Two people survived the fatal crash at the time of filing this report.