Video: Mass burial held for burnt 35 Kintampo accident victims


A mass burial has been held for 35 unidentified victims who died in the ghastly accident on the Techiman-Kintampo highway in the Bono East region in the early hours of Friday.

The burial service, which became necessary because the 35 people were burnt beyond recognition, took place at the Jema cemetery in the region.

Scores of passengers on two huge buses, one, a VVIP bus and the other, an old bus with registration numbers GT 5694 – 18 and the other GT 3916 – 17 respectively, perished in a ghastly head-on collision that happened on the Techiman-Kintampo road around 4 a.m. on Friday at Ampomakrom within the Pamdu Electoral Area of the Bono East region.

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About 55 people were confirmed dead out of which 35 were burnt beyond recognition in the accident.

In an interview with Adom News, the Member of Parliament for the Garu constituency, Mr Albert Akuka Alalzuuga expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.

“We feel very saddened by this situation looking at how human beings are burnt beyond recognition.

“I want to congratulate the police on the act of bravery they exhibited because if it was me, I wouldn’t have been able to get close to the bodies,” he stated.