One person was confirmed dead when the bus on which they were travelling skidded off the Tema-Accra motorway and fell into a gutter near Ashaiman at 1am Sunday.

The Yutong Bus with registration number GE 857 Z, was believed to be travelling from Aflao to Accra when the incident happened, according to eyewitnesses' account.

Ten (10) others are reportedly in critical conditions, have been transported to the Tema General Hospital for treatment.

“The driver is seriously injured and he can’t talk," the Ashaiman Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) commander, Chief Inspector Stephen Kojo Tetteh told Accra-based Starr FM.

“We met about 11 people at the Tema General Hospital who were critically injured,” Chief Inspector Tetteh explained. “The injuries are serious. We have just been informed that one person is dead at the hospital”

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He added: “The driver is seriously injured and he can’t talk… We have offloaded the goods and the personal effects to the police station.”

The police boss said they are unable to “tell the cause of the accident” and “can’t tell whether he [driver] was sleeping or not…” because the bus veered off about 100 metres before falling into the big pit.

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