Six Ghanaian traders were killed in a fatal car accident in Burkina Faso, Ghana police said here on Thursday.

The vehicle which was conveying the traders and their consignments of fresh tomatoes from Burkina Faso to Ghana’s capital burst a front tire late Wednesday in Po, a city in southern Burkina Faso.

The vehicle somersaulted many times before landing upside down, said eye-witnesses, with survivors sustaining various degrees of injury.

“Two males and four females died on the spot, and the bodies have been transferred to the War Memorial Hospital in Navrongo,” the Upper West Regional Commander of the Police Motor Traffic and Transport Department William Kpormegbe told Xinhua via telephone.

The official added that nine others who sustained various degrees of injury were receiving treatment at the same hospital in Navrongo, near Bolgatanga, 783 kilometers from the capital.

Ghana depends heavily on Burkina Faso for fresh tomatoes, with trade statistics showing that Ghana imported 100 million dollars worth of fresh tomatoes in 2018 alone. Enditem

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