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School bus falls into valley at Lake Bosomtwe; One student trapped, another missing

One person is feared dead, one missing and more than forty others injured after a school bus plunged into a valley near Lake Bosomtwe between Abono and Kuntanase in the Ashanti region on Monday evening.

The one who is feared dead was trapped under the vehicle and as of 10pm, the rescue team had not been able to lift the vehicle from the valley.

The injured persons are responding to treatment at various hospitals.

Nineteen of them are at the Kuntanase Government Hospital, 20 at the St Michael Hospital at Pramso and one at the Accident and Emergency Centre at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

The Bosomtwe District Police Commander, ASP Isaac Obo-Takyi, told Graphic Online’s Felix A. Baidoo that the accident happened around 5pm on Monday and that the students and some tutors from the Afia Kobi Nursing Training School at Tafo Nhyiaeso in Kumasi were on their way to the Lake Bosomtwe Resort at Abono.

He said on reaching a section of the road, the driver of the school bus lost control and plunged the vehicle into the valley about 150 meters down.

ASP Obo-Takyi said the police with support from the Ashanti Regional Fire Service managed to rescue all others except one who cannot be located and another who was still trapped under the vehicle.

He said after several unsuccessful hours to recover the body from the valley, the rescue team left the scene after 10pm.

The plan is to get a heavy duty crane lift the vehicle from the spot before the trapped person could be removed.




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