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35 passengers burnt beyond recognition in Kintampo accident given mass burial

BY: Emmanuel Adu-Gyamerah

Thirty-five victims of Friday's fatal accident at Amoma Nkwanta in the Kintampo South District of the Bono East Region who were burnt beyond recognition have been buried in a mass grave at Jema.

The decision for the mass burial was taken after a meeting involving the Kintampo South District Chief Executive, Alexander Gyan and his counterpart from Garu-Tempane, Emmanuel Asore Avoka.

The bodies of 20 others who also perished in the accident will be given to their families after the necessary identification has been done.

The chiefs and people of the area where the accident occurred have also resolved to perform traditional rites at the accident scene.

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The accident, which occurred early Friday as a result of a head-on collision between two passenger buses, claimed 57 lives.

Fifty-three other passengers who survived the accident also sustained various injuries.

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Speaking after the mass burial, the DCE for Garu-Tempane, Asore Avoka expressed regret about the accident and advised various transport unions to make it mandatory for long distance vehicles to have two drivers so that one could take over from the other to avoid tiredness that resulted in such fatalities.

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