Four persons have died while 32 sustained severe injuries after a fully loaded gas tanker and a passenger bus crashed at Fumesua, Wednesday, on the Accra-Kumasi Highway.

The drivers of the tanker and passenger bus survived the accident, according to report by Asaase.com.

The report quoted the Ejisu Municipal Chief Executive, Samuel Frimpong saying that he was briefed by the Municipal Police Commander and Fire Operation officer that they received a call at about 1 am of an accident involving a VIP bus and a gas tanker from Atuabo in the Western Region.

“The gas tanker, which was going to offload gas at Sonic Gas Filling Station, collided with a VIP bus from Asante Mampong, heading to Accra. On the spot, two people died. When I went there in the morning, another person was reported dead, bringing the number to three,” Mr Samuel Frimpong said as carried by Asaase.com

The Ejisu Divisional Police Command is currently investigating the drivers.

In a video sighted by energynewsafrica.com, fire officials are currently at the scene trying to ensure that the area is safe.

As of the time of filing this report, the load had been discharged into a new tanker that was brought to the scene

The National Chairman of Gas Tanker Drivers, Shafiu Mohammed told energynewsafrica.com that the gas tanker had arrived at the destination and was making its way to the station to discharge the load when the VIP bus hit the tanker at the tail end.

According to him, one more person had died, bringing the casualties to four.

 

 

 

 

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