A VIP passenger bus with registration number GT 4277-13, travelling from Kumasi to Accra yesterday collided with a Kia cargo truck loaded with charcoal, claiming seven lives on the spot.

Emelia Brobbey, a renowned film actress who was on board the VIP bus, survived the accident.
DAILY GUIDE gathered that the actress was on the bus with her mother when the accident, which led to the death of the seven people including the driver of the VIP bus, occurred.

It happened at the Apedwa Junction in the East Akim Municipality of the Eastern Region, along the Accra-Kumasi Highway around 5:00 pm.

Information reaching DAILY GUIDE indicated that the actress, who was unhurt, boarded another bus to continue her journey to Accra.

The seven passengers were confirmed dead instantly, as about 35 others sustained injuries and were rushed to the Suhum Government Hospital.

DAILY GUIDE gathered that the Kia truck was travelling from the Afram Plains to Accra when it ran into the VIP bus.

An eyewitness, Adu Kufuor, told this paper that the bus was running at top speed, and so when the truck driver was trying to dodge a pothole, he moved his vehicle into the bus?s lane and collided with it as the driver could not control the bus at such a speed.

Some of the victims who spoke to DAILY GUIDE said they were lucky for not sustaining any injuries.

When the paper contacted DSP Samson Anane Appiah, the Suhum Police Commander, for his side of the story, he declined to give details, because according to him, no report had been received at that time.

Another Death

On Saturday, around 3:00 pm, three motor riders crashed with a tipper truck at Asuboi, along the Accra-Kumasi road, while negotiating a curve, leading to the death of two people. They have since been deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital for autopsy.

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FROM Bampoe Daniel, Apedwa Junction

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