Six persons died Thursday morning in an accident involving VVIP and OA commercial buses with registration numbers GT 6082-18 and GT 4913-14 respectively.

The incident which occurred on the Odumasi-Konongo-Kumasi road also had several travellers sustaining various degrees of injury, Isaac Amoako, Adom News correspondent in Asante Akyem recounted. 

Confirming the accident, the Commander of the Motor Transport and Traffic Department of the Police Service in the area, DSP Stephen Yeboah, said the victims, numbering about 47 have been referred to the Konongo Government Hospital and Steward Hospital at Yawkwai.

Five others, who are in critical condition have also been transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.

Christmas day crash

Five persons died when a Mercedes Benz Sprinter bus collided head-on with another minibus on Christmas Day, at Mankuma on the Bole-Sawla highway in the Savannah Region.

Many other victims said to be in critical condition were sent to the Bole District Hospital for treatment.