Seven people, all students have been reported dead in a gory accident involving a truck carrying manganese and a Mercedes Sprinter mini bus at Dompem, on the Agona Nkwanta – Tarkwa road in the Western region.

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First eyewitness reports to police indicate the bus, which was carrying students of various schools in the area who were heading home from school, was speeding and crashed into the stationary heavy truck carrying manganese from a mining concession.

Several others were injured and Police fear the casualty numbers could rise.