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Death toll in Nasia bus crash risen to 11

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Death toll from Tuesday’s bus crash at Nasia in the North East Region has risen to 11.

A1 Radio on January 26, 2021 reported that a Bawku- bound  bus crashed into the Nasia metalic bridge in the early hours of the day killing 5 passengers on the spot.

In less than 16 hours after the accident, the National Road Safety Commission has said in a circular sighted by A1 Radio that the death toll has risen to 11.

According to the commission, the 45 seater Kia with registration number GS 4976-19 was from Kumasi to Garu in the Upper East Region when the accident occured at Nasia.

The commission further indicated that Ibrahim Tanko, 38 year-old driver was sleeping while driving according to the Police.

Six of the bodies have been deposited at the Tamale Teaching Hospital morgue and the remaining at the Walewale Municipal Hospital morgue. 2 of the bodies in Walewale are children, and the adults are 2 females and a male.

Meanwhile,  21 of the victims are currently on admission and responding to treatment while 1 body, according to the Police is apparently missing or can’t be found.

The circular indicated that15 of the victims have been treated and discharged.

In its preliminary findings, the commission concludes that speeding, driver fatigue, distraction, poor visibility andd drunk driving are the possible causes of the accident.

Source: a1radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|Ghana

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