Mourners killed in Ghana crash

2010-09-19 21:07

Accra - A truck carrying mourners to a funeral veered off a road and crashed in northern Ghana at the weekend, killing 25 people with another 103 having to be hospitalised, police said on Sunday.

The vehicle crashed into a gutter on Saturday at Zagyire, about 700km north of the capital Accra, after overtaking another truck, deputy superintendent of police Blewushie Godwin Cashman said.

"Twenty-one died on the spot and four later in the hospital," he said.

He said the victims were mourners travelling to Tamale for a funeral.

Cashman blamed the accident on dangerous overtaking and said the driver, who was not seriously injured, had been arrested and would be prosecuted.