Thirteen people have been confirmed dead in an accident on Monday morning at Subinso-Branam on the Wenchi-Wa road in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Several others who suffered severe injuries were transported to the Wenchi Methodist Hospital for medical care.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Wenchi, Alhaji Habib Dauda, who confirmed the details of the accident noted that the Ford bus caught fire after the collision and all the passengers in the bus died in the fire.
“We have invited a pathologist and he has come to inspect [the bodies] and he has given us the go ahead to bury them immediately,” Alhaji Dauda stated adding that plans were in place to bury the bodies.
He however failed to explain whether or not the bodies had been identified.
According to him, “the Police are here, the Fire Service is also here. Everybody who also matters is also here and Nananom are also here. We are digging the graves and in 30 minutes time we will bury them.”
Initial Police investigations have revealed that the driver of the Yutong bus fell asleep behind the wheel leading to the accident.
“It came to light that the driver of the Yutong bus was sleeping and there was nothing the Ford driver could do but collide with the Yutong bus,” Alhaji Dauda stated.