Nine students believed to be students of the University of Winneba have died in an accident.
The students were reported killed in the accident that occurred Sunday dawn at Asuboi in the Eastern region.
The accident involved a Hyundai universe commercial bus with registration number AK 324-22 and a forty footer container loaded with wood.
Police Preliminary investigations indicate that the commercial bus in which the students were in was moving from Sunyani towards Accra.
But upon reaching a section of the Asuboi road, the driver failed to observe traffic ahead whilst allegedly sleeping.
He then crashed into the forty footer container loaded with woods which had fell partially on the road after a previous accident.
The students reportedly died on the spot following the crash while others got injured.
The injured persons were rushed to the Suhum government hospital.
The Police later issued a notice saying
There is a fatal accident at Asuboi, near Suhum on the Accra-Kumasi Highway (N6), involving a Universe commercial bus and a stationary 40-footer-container loaded with wood in which 9 passengers have died and leading to the closure of the road.
The following contingencies are deployed for effective crash scene management:
- Suhum District MTTD Accident Prevention Squad (APS) have cordoned the scene and assisting motorists.
- Emergency crew, including Road Safety Management Service Limited, are on-site assisting to remove the vehicle from the road to pave way for traffic flow.
Meanwhile, all motorists approaching are advised to be cautious.
Further update will be communicated in due course.