Those injured have been taken to four different hospitals for attention, Tawiah said. Initial investigations suggested the accident on Wednesday evening was caused by speeding by the bus, he said. The bus was reduced to a twisted mess of metal and the road covered in a carpet of crushed red tomatoes after the crash between the truck and the government-operated bus, which had been heading to the northern town of Tamale. A witness said the bus was overtaking a vehicle at a sharp bend and collided with the truck, the police officer said. Ghana President John Mahama said the accident was “very sad news” and sent “condolences to those who’ve lost loved ones” in a series of remarks posted on Twitter.
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