Five members of the Tanokrom Methodist Church on their way to a funeral, died on the spot on Saturday when their vehicle collided head-on with an articulated truck at Gomoa Odumase near Apam in the Central Region.
Fourteen others who sustained various injuries, are in critical condition and receiving treatment at the hospital.
The Apam District Police Commander, DSP Moses Osakunor, who confirmed the incident, said it occurred around 9:30 am Saturday [February 1, 2020].
He said it involved a DAF articulated truck with registration number AS 8726-10, which was traveling from Apam to Takoradi and a Toyota Hiace mini bus with registration number GX 3045-18, which was from Kojokrom near Takoradi and was heading towards Gomoa Dago.
He said upon reaching the Gomoa Odumase section of the road, the driver of the articulated truck lost control, veered of his lane and collided head-on with the bus.
DSP Osakunor confirmed that the passengers on board the Toyota Hiace bus were members of the Tanokrom branch of the Methodist Church who were attending a funeral at Gomoa Dago.
He said the Toyota bus was overloaded at the time of the accident with 19 passengers instead of 15.
The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Apam Roman Catholic Hospital Mortuary.