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A/R: Six burnt, 22 injured in gory crash at Akumadan

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The bus went up in flames when it crashed into a Kia Truck

Six passengers have been burnt to death while 22 others have sustained injuries in a gory car crash on the Akomadan-Kumasi road in the Ashanti region.

The accident occurred Tuesday morning, 2 November 2021.

The bus with a registration number GP 4215-17 aboard passengers from Nandom to Kumasi went in flames after it crashed into a Kia Rhino towing vehicle with a registration number GB 6983-12 which had been parked on the roadside.

The Akomadan District Police Commander, DSP Gyasi Agyemang told Class News' Elisha Adarkwah that the driver of the passenger bus was overspeeding and declined to stop at a police checkpoint when he was stopped by the police. 

He said the bus, however, rammed into the towing vehicle which had been parked about 10 metres away from the checkpoint where the driver declined to stop.

Mr Gyasi said the bus caught fire from the front and about 22 of the passengers were able to run for their lives but sustained some injuries.

Six passengers were burnt beyond recognition.

He said the driver of the bus was able to escape and he is currently on the run.

Mr Gyasi said those who sustained injuries have been rushed to the Akomadan government hospital for treatment.

Source: Adiku