A Neoplan bus with registration number GW-2659 T with 70 passengers on board travelling from Nalerigu to Ejura has involved in a fatal accident along the Buipe-Yapei road in the East Gonja District of the Northern region.
Asp Ussif Tanko, who speaks for the Northern region police command said the bus upon reaching a section of the road at Yapei-Yipala in a curve on the Tamale- Buipe Highway attempted to overtake a cargo car ahead of him.
According to him in the process of the needless overtake the vehicle crashed with an oncoming bus with registration number GM 5383-12.
He concealed that sixteen(16) people including both drivers died on the spot, whilst scores of the passengers were seriously injured and were rushed to the Tamale Teaching hospital for treatment.
He mentioned that the dead persons are being conveyed to the Tamale Teaching Hospital Mortuary for preservation.
|Source: Metro News|