Fourteen persons have been burnt to death in an accident on the Takoradi- Cape Coast highway.

According to reports, the incident happened at Asemasa Number 1 in the Western Region on Tuesday around 2:00pm.

The accident involved a tipper truck and a Ford bus with registration number GW 5628-21, which had onboard, some Ghanaians and Chinese nationals travelling from Tarkwa.

Eyewitnesses told JoyNews that the tipper truck did a wrongful overtaking. Upon realising the careless driving on the part of his counterpart, the driver of the Ford vehicle stopped to make way for the truck.

But the truck’s driver lost control of his vehicle as a result of a tyre burst during the process.

The tipper truck then fell on the Ford and caught fire.