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Accident vehicle at the scene. INSET: A victim

Seven Passengers on board a Bolgatanga bound Neoplan Bus with registration number GR2552K met their untimely death on Wednesday morning at Nabogu in the Savelugu-Nanton District of the Northern Region after an oncoming vehicle ran over them.

The deceased persons, who were among over 65 passengers on the vehicle, were relaxing on the shoulders of the main Tamale-Bolgatanga Highway after their vehicle had broke down at dawn in the farming community.

Some lactating mothers, therefore, took the opportunity to feed their babies while others tried to ease their stress by waiting for the vehicle to be repaired.

Moments later, an oncoming Mitsubishi Pajero cross-country vehicle, with registration number   UW487C, approaching from the opposite direction suddenly veered off its lane and ran into the relaxed passengers killing 7 on the spot.

The driver?s mate told Daily Guide that the Pajero somersaulting several times before coming to a halt after pulling down several shea trees.

More than a dozen were reported to have suffered severe injuries including the occupants of the Pajero and were rushed to the Savelugu Government Hospital.

According to one of the survivors on the Pajero, they were coming from Loagri in the West Mamprusi District after visiting some relations the previous night.

He disclosed that he woke up only to realise that he was trapped in the vehicle and could not tell exactly how that happened but suspected their driver could be sleeping.

At the time DAILY GUIDE arrived at the scene, the body of one of the women was yet to be conveyed to the morgue together with her child.

Other passengers were, however, seen making calls to reach out to relations of the deceased persons while police from Savelugu were also at the scene to take the necessary action.

Police have confirmed the incident to the paper and disclosed that investigations had since commenced to establish the cause of the accident.

 From Stephen Zoure, Nabogu

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