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Road Crash Six killed in Metro Mass accident at Bechem

According to reports, the driver of the MMT bus in the process lost control of the steering wheel and veered onto the lane of the Opel Astra taxi cab.

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Six persons died on the spot when a Metro Mass Transit (MMT) bus and a taxi cab collided at Boaso, near Bechem in the Brong Ahafo Region with 40 others injured.

The bus with registration number GS 2682 -17, travelling from Sunyani to Kumasi knocked and killed a mentally ill person at Boaso at about 7:00 pm on Wednesday.

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According to reports, the driver of the MMT bus in the process lost control of the steering wheel and veered onto the lane of an Opel Astra taxi cab with registration number AS 4666 – U and collided with the taxi.

The Bechem District Commander of Police, Superintendent Abraham Bansah who confirmed the accident, said it occurred around 1900 hours on Wednesday, adding that, the MMT bus was travelling from Sunyani to Kumasi whiles the taxi cab was travelling in the opposite direction.

He said it took several hours before police personnel and the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) were able to lift the bus before the deceased were removed.

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He added that all the 40 passengers of the MMT bus sustained various injuries and were currently receiving treatment at the Bechem Government Hospital and the Duayaw-Nkwanta St John of God Catholic Hospital.

However, the bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Bechem Government Hospital.

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