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Grim: 27 bodies, mostly charred, recovered from Kintampo crash

The Police have so far recovered 27 bodies, mostly charred, from the scene of the Monday dawn crash at Kawampe in the Kintampo North Municipality of the Bono East region. The accident involves a long passenger bus and a Sprinter mini bus which collided head-on at dawn of Monday.Grim images from the scene have some of the blackened bodies lined up as recovery efforts by the Police and Fire Service still get underway.

Graphic Online correspondents report that most of the bodies have been burnt beyond recognition and that the dead include a pregnant woman. Survivors have been taken to the Kintampo government hospital but they quote rescue officials as saying that the casualty figure could go up. Reports indicate that the bus which was carrying sacks of fresh pepper and about 12 passengers and heading towards Kintampo from Tamale, collided head-on with the Sprinter between Kawampe and Dawadawa at about 4.00 am Monday.

According to the Assemblyman for Kawampe, Mr Mathias Taasun, the two buses caught fire after the collision and all the passengers who got trapped in the Sprinter bus were burnt to death. “As I speak now personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service have been able to douse the fire and are removing the bodies of the deceased”, he stated.He explained that only five out of the 12 passengers on the bus survived.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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