13 Burnt Beyond Recognition in Wenchi-Wa Road Accident

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Reports from police investigations on the Wenchi accident revealed that the driver of the Yutong bus fell asleep behind the wheel, leading to the collision with the mini Ford bus.

Police have confirmed the death of thirteen people, burnt to death in a gory accident on Wenchi-Wa road on Monday dawn. The accident occurred on the highway from Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region to Wa, the Upper West regional capital, when a mini Ford bus carrying 13 people collided head-on, with an O&A bus en-route Wa.

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The bus reportedly caught fire immediately after the crash, burning beyond recognition, all 13 passengers on board.



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Several others who suffered severe injuries were transported to the Wenchi Methodist Hospital for medical care. The Municipal Chief Executive of Wenchi, Alhaji Habib Dauda, speaking to the press said that a pathologist was already invited to come and inspect the bodies. However, the identity of the bodies have not been made known to the public.

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Though the bodies have not been identified, Alhaji Dauda has stated they were planning to bury the bodies today. Reports from police investigations on the Wenchi accident revealed that the driver of the Yutong bus fell asleep behind the wheel leading to the collision with the mini Ford bus.

The accident comes barely five days after two similar ones killed 17 people near Konongo, about an hour driving distance to Kumasi. Also, in February 2016, a road crash which occurred in Kintampo also in the Brong Ahafo Region claimed over 40 lives and left many more injured. This recent collision is hoped to hasten government’s moves towards discovering the possible causes of the recurring accidents in the Brong Ahafo Region.