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Gory accident at Akomadan leaves 6 burnt to death, 22 others in critical condition

Six passengers are reported to have burned to death when a bus travelling from Lawra in the Upper West region caught fire after being involved in an accident at a Police checkpoint in Akomadan.

According to the Police, 22 others are receiving treatment after they sustained various degrees of injury.

Narrating what happened, a source said the vehicle with 37 passengers on board crashed into an abandoned vehicle at the Police checkpoint.

One of the passengers, identified only as Kwasi, who managed to escape from the vehicle before it caught fire, said the driver failed to apply the brakes because he was driving at top speed.

“Because he was on top speed, he couldn’t brake immediately and crashed into a stationary vehicle at the barrier resulting in the accident and subsequently burst into flames,” he narrated.

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