Eight die in Wa-Sawla highway crash, 22 injured

The mangled sprinter

At least eight people have been confirmed dead following a gory motor crash on the Wa-Sawla highway in the Savannah Region on Thursday.

Twenty-two others are also in critical condition after a Wa-Kumasi bound Sprinter bus with registration number AS 3022-15 somersaulted and crashed into a bush in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District of the Savannah Region.

According to the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District Police Command, the 23-seater Sprinter bus was from Wa in the Upper West Region heading towards Kumasi on Thursday 18 March 2021.

At about 11am, upon reaching the outskirts of the district, a wooden storage box fell off from another bus that overtook the Sprinter bus.

The Sprinter then ran over the chop box, bursting a tyre before crashing into a bush.

The Sawla police have confirmed the incident, saying the 22 injured passengers are being treated at the Sawla District Hospital.

The deceased were sent to the Wa Hospital Mortuary for identification and burial.

Tahiru Abdul Washiru

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