THE CUSTODIAN has gathered that about 25 victims of Wednesday fatal accident on the Tamale – Buipe highway have been discharged from the hospital where they were receiving treatment.
Police in the Savannah region have also confirmed the death of the two drivers of the two Yutong buses with registration numbers GT 3345-16 and AC 1699-20 which collided head on and killed about 18 people.
The Acting Public Relations Officer of the Savannah Region Police Command, Inspector Adjekum Owusu told THE CUSTODIAN that the death remains 18.
The deceased persons included 12 male adults, 3 female adults and one female child and 45 people also sustaining various degrees of injuries.
The Northern Region Director of the National Road Safety Authority, Mr. Alexander Ayatah in an interview with THE CUSTODIAN called a full scale investigation to establish the actual number of fatalities and injuries occasioned by the accident in each of the buses.
According to him, the difficulty to determine the number of people who were involved in each of the buses is because the vehicles victims are neighbors from one geographical area who speak the same language.
He explained fatigue always set in because of the long distance the drivers drive the vehicles from the Upper East region or Kumasi in the Ashanti region to the Upper East region without observing the mandatory one hour drive and stop to rest and reenergize for about thirty minutes.
“But if you just sit from Kumasi to the north beyond four hours of drive without any rest this would be the results. Fatigue is a major factor and when fatigue sets in you will sleep” he lamented.