An accident on the Accra-Kumasi highway on Tuesday (25 June) has claimed the life of one person and injured several others.

The incident involved a VIP bus with registration number GT 5287-11 and an articulator truck with registration number GR 1276-W.

According to reports, the accident happened when the VIP bus attempted to overtake a parked vehicle. This caused the bus to veer off its lane and collide with the trailer. The impact caused both vehicles to somersault, resulting in a catastrophic scene.

The collision resulted in the tragic death of a female passenger on the VIP bus.

Several other passengers sustained varying degrees of injuries, requiring immediate medical attention.

Emergency response teams from the Ghana Ambulance Service, Bunso Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), and the Ghana Police Service quickly arrived at the scene to provide necessary interventions.

The injured passengers were swiftly transported to Kibi and Suhum Government Hospitals for treatment.
The body of the deceased passenger has been deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital morgue for preservation.

Authorities are investigating the circumstances leading by to the accident, while road safety measures and the condition of the vehicles involved are being examined.

Reporting by John Attafuah in the Eastern Region