Twelve people have been confirmed dead in a fatal accident which occurred at Akwatiakrom in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti region last Sunday. A Ford mini-bus, travelling from Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region to Kumasi in the Ashanti regional capital collided head-on with a cargo truck travelling from Mankraso.
The crash left 11 dead males, including the driver of the Ford mini-bus and a female. Police sources say foggy weather condition hampered visibility on the road. The 15-seater mini-bus, with registration AS 7257-15 veered off its lane onto that of the cargo truck with registration GR 2624-14 travelling from Kumasi to Dormaa Ahenkro to load cashew.
Three people, including the driver of the Benz cargo truck who survived the accident, are currently on admission at the Bechem Government Hospital. It took Fire Service several minutes to arrive at the scene from Sunyani after police from Mankraso were called to help convey both the injured and dead to a hospital as well as manage traffic.
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