Mass Burial held for Burnt Accident Victims

Mass Burial Accident Victims

The 39 victims who were burnt beyond recognition in the fatal accident on the Techiman-Kintampo highway in the early hours of last Friday, has been given mass burial at the Muslim cemetery of Jema, the Kintampo South District capital.

Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer told the Ghana News Agency on Monday that aside the 35 charred bodies discovered earlier on Friday, four more were later discovered in a nearby bush of the accident scene.

Present at the ceremony were Mr. Kwesi Etu Bonde, Member of Parliament (MP) for Kintampo North, Madam Felicia Adjei, MP for Kintampo South, Mr. Akuka Alalzuwuuge, MP for Garu, Mr. Alexander Gyan, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Kintampo South and Mr. Emmanuel Asore Avoka, the DCE for Garu.

The gory crash at Amoma-Nkwanta near Jema involved a head-on collision of two commercial buses, a KIA Grandbird with registration number GT 5694-18 from Garu in the Upper East Region to Kumasi and a KIA VVIP bus with registration number GT 3916-17 from Accra to Bolgatanga.

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