At least 35 people have been killed in a bus accident in Ghana. Two buses collided on a busy road in the Bono East region, more than 400 kilometres from the capital Accra, authorities said on Monday. At least six other people were seriously injured. Among the dead were women and children.
The police have launched an investigation. According to earlier information, the driver of the larger bus came off the track and collided head-on with a minibus, a police spokesman told local media. Both vehicles caught fire, causing serious fire injuries to many of the injured.
In the West African country, serious road accidents often happen – the roads are often in poor condition and the vehicles are not serviced, and many drivers also violate the traffic rules. According to the Ghanaian Transport Authority, an average of six people die on the country’s roads every day.