Death toll rises to 8 in Sofoline crash; driver arrested

The death toll in a fatal accident at Sofoline, a suburb of Kumasi, Ashanti regional capital has risen to eight after five more died in the hospital, the Police have confirmed.

Three died on the spot while another five are currently in critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. One woman has been identified among the 8 dead.

The accident happened at 10pm Wednesday night. It occurred after a DAF Container vehicle travelling from Abuakwa to Sunyani ran into a number of vehicles.

The worst affected vehicle was a Nissan Urvan minibus loaded with passengers, Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor told

The sheer weight of the container vehicle mangled the Urvan bus full of men and women - letting off screams for help, and of horror.

The Sofoline police managed to pull out some casualties who have been rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital in a city of dark streets as a result of a black-out.

It was a scene of horror and shock with very disturbing images circulating on social media.

The driver has claimed that a brake failure in his DAF Container vehicle with registration number GR 7413-12 caused the fatal accident.

He has been arrested. Erastus reports that the police are considering a case of drunk driving against him.

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