Social media users have commiserated with bereaved families of students of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) who were involved in an accident at Asuboi on Sunday.

Nine UEW students have been confirmed dead while several others are injured after a Hyundai Universe commercial bus crashed into a stationary articulated truck while they were travelling from Sunyani to Accra.

A 40-footer truck loaded with wood fell onto the road due to the impact of the accident, killing eight persons instantly.

The driver of the bus with registration number AK324-22 is reported to have failed to observe traffic regulations because he was allegedly sleeping.

A few hours later, some Ghanaians took to social media to share their condolences with the families of the victims.

A hashtag #UEWGOESBLACK was created to mourn those who lost their lives in the accident.

A tweet from the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the National Youth Authority, Akosua Manu read, “Wishing friends, family and the institution of UEW condolences as they navigate this tragic period. Our Lord is our only refuge in times of grief.”

The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, said the Police have launched investigations into the incident.

According to him, the bodies have been deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital morgue while the injured are receiving treatment at the same facility.

Social media users react to Asuboi accident involving 9 UEW students

“On-the-spot investigations at the section of the accident spot at Asuboi on the Accra-Kumasi dual carriage road, indicated that the driver of the said commercial bus failed to observe traffic ahead whilst he was allegedly sleeping.

Social media users react to Asuboi accident involving 9 UEW students

“In the process, he crashed into a 40-footer container loaded with wood which fell partially on the road as a result of a previous accident. The passengers who sustained the injuries have been transported to the Suhum Government Hospital and are receiving treatment whilst the dead have been deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy,” he told JoyNews in an interview.