2 dead, 45 injured in gory accident at Cape Coast

2 dead, 45 injured in gory accident at Cape Coast
Source: GNA
Date: 13-09-2018 Time: 12:09:59:am

Two passengers onboard a Hyundai bus died on the spot when their vehicle got involved in a gory accident in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The accident which occurred at the University of Cape Coast east gate along the Cape Coast-Takoradi highway also left forty-five others sustaining various degrees of injuries with some in critical condition.

Thirty-six of the injured are on admission at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital while the rest were receiving treatment at the UCC hospital.

Division Officer 1 (ADO), Abdul Wasiu Hudu, Central Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) told the Ghana News Agency that the incident occurred around 0102 hours on Wednesday.

According to him, the accident involved a Benz cargo vehicle with registration number GR 1553-15 and Hyundai bus with registration number GW 9656-17.

The Hyundai bus with loaded passengers was heading towards Accra from Takoradi, while the cargo Benz, loaded with ice fish was heading to Elmina from Tema.

He said the driver of the Hyundai bus upon reaching the East gate of UCC attempted to overtake the vehicle in front of him which resulted in a head-on collision with the Benz cargo, which was coming from the opposite direction.

The bodies of the deceased persons have been deposited at the Central Regional Hospital.

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