Fifteen persons lost their lives on the spot on Monday noon when a Mercedes Sprinter Benz Bus landed in a ditch in an attempt to swerve an articulated truck that has blocked its way at Antado near Komenda Junction in the Central Region.
The bodies made up of six females and nine males including both drivers have since been deposited in the Central Region Hospital Morgue for identification, according to the police.
Elmina Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU) commander, DSP Godfred Asare who confirmed the accident said the articulated truck was heading towards Takoradi from Cape Coast direction while the Mercedes Sprinter Benz Bus was heading towards the opposite direction.
He said the driver of the articulated truck in an attempt to overtake some vehicles sighted the Mercedes Benz approaching from the opposite direction and applied a break which made the head of the truck turn, blocking the lane of the Mercedes Benz Bus.
An effort by the driver of the Mercedes Sprinter Benz Bus to swerve the truck ended up in a ditch leading to the accident.
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