At least 53 dead in Ghana after bus collides with truck


At least 53 people died when a passenger bus collided with a truck carrying tomatoes on a Ghana highway, police said Thursday after one of the country’s most deadly road disasters.

The head-on collision between the government-operated bus heading to the northern town of Tamale and the cargo truck happened Wednesday evening.

Described as one of the worst crashes the country has seen in years, the bus was reduced to a twisted mess of metal and the road covered in a carpet of crushed red tomatoes.

“The death toll so far has reached 53,” regional police spokesman Christopher Tawiah told AFP.