Scores of passengers, believed to be members of a Catholic Church at Akosombo, have died in a fatal accident along the Otorkpolu-Odumase Krobo road in the Eastern Region.

The accident occurred around 7:00 pm on Saturday.

Sources say the passengers on board a VRA bus were returning from a funeral at Akyem Oda. The driver lost control while taking a curve at Asitey, causing the bus to somersault several times.

 

A joint team of Police and Fire Service personnel from Odumase and Somanya rushed to the scene to help extricate those trapped in the bus and conveyed them to the St. Martins De Porres Hospital and Agormanya and Atua Government Hospital.

Seven passengers have so far been confirmed dead by the Atua Government Hospital while 14 others are in critical condition.

More lives are likely to be lost due to the inadequate ambulances to convey the Critically injured to the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua for emergency treatment.

Currently, only two ambulances are available to convey the injured in turns, according to Emmanuel Tetteh, a local journalist.

 

Source:www.updghana.com