At least ten people have been confirmed dead in an accident on the Accra-Suhum road late Thursday afternoon.
A local journalist Jesse Amankwa who spoke to a NADMO official told Joy News the deceased persons include eight females, two males one of whom is barely two-years-old.
The bodies of the deceased persons have been sent to the Nsawam Mortuary. Scores of other passengers are also said to be in critical condition and have been rushed to the hospital.
According to the reporter, the accident may have been caused by a brake failure to the long, red VIP vehicle the passengers were traveling in.
The VIP vehicle was on its way to Kumasi from Accra when the accident occurred around 5:30 pm. Pictures gleaned from the accident spot showed the VIP vehicle had veered off the street and landed in a nearby bush with dents to the body of the vehicle and shattered windows.
The driver’s end of the windscreen was completely shattered as well. It is not clear if the driver is part of the deceased persons.
A tipper truck is also at the opposite end of the road with no serious damages.