Akyem Asafo Junction, Eastern Region, Ghana – In the early hours of Tuesday, June 25th, 2024, a devastating accident occurred on the Accra-Kumasi highway, claiming the life of one individual and leaving several others injured. The incident involved a VIP bus with registration number GT 5287-11 and an articulator truck registered GR 1276-W.

According to eyewitness reports, the accident happened when the VIP bus attempted to overtake a parked vehicle. During the maneuver, the bus veered off its lane and collided with the trailer. The impact caused both vehicles to somersault, resulting in a catastrophic scene.

The collision resulted in the tragic death of a female passenger on the VIP bus. Numerous other passengers sustained varying degrees of injuries, requiring immediate medical attention.

Emergency response teams from the Ghana Ambulance Service, Bunso Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), and the Ghana Police Service quickly arrived at the scene to provide necessary interventions. The injured passengers were swiftly transported to Kibi and Suhum Government Hospitals for treatment. The deceased passenger’s body has been taken to the Suhum Government Hospital Morgue for preservation.

Authorities are investigating the circumstances leading to the accident, while road safety measures and the condition of the vehicles involved are being examined. The community is urged to exercise caution on the roads to prevent such tragic incidents in the future.