13 people have been confirmed dead after the vehicle they were travelling in from Karba to Techiman, Brong Ahafo Region, fell into a ditch and somersaulted several times on the Bole Bamboi Road in the Northern Region, Ghana on Thursday.
Bole Police Commander, ASP Eric Awiadem, who confirmed the incident said “Thirteen people including seven males, four females and two children between ages two and three have been confirmed dead”.
He attributed the cause of the accident to overloading but,when the driver was questioned by the police, he denied.
The driver said his front tyre entered a pothole causing the vehicle to veer off the road. Seven people including the driver are currently receiving treatment at the Bole Government hospital.