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13 crushed to death on Bole road


Thirteen persons are feared dead after their vehicle fell into a ditch and somersaulted several times on the Bole Bamboi road in the Northern Region on Thursday.

The crash involved a commercial vehicle said to be traveling from Karba to Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region.

Bole Police commander, ASP Eric Awiadem, who confirmed the incident to Joy News, said “thirteen people including seven males, four females and two children – between the ages of two and three have been confirmed dead”.

He said the driver, instead of 15 passengers, had picked nine extra passengers and that is suspected to be the cause of the accident.

However, when the driver was questioned by the police, he said his front tire 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.

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