Two persons have died in an Accident at Okanta near Teacher Mante in the Eastern region.

The accident happened when a Kumasi-bound VVIP bus with registration GT 6417-10 collided with a Toyota Hiace with registration number GN 5664-17 which was on its way to Accra.

Local reporter Kojo Mintah told Tuesday that the VVIP bus was attempting to overtake another bus when it rammed into the Toyota bus killing the two occupants of the Toyota Hiace instantly.

According to him, Personnel from the Police and Fire service have visited the accident the scene to access the situation and put the road in order.
A total of 1233 accident cases were recorded in 2017 in the Eastern region with 1732 vehicles involved out of which 374 persons perished  while 2254 were injured.

Most of the accidents occurred at the Seven identified accident prone roads in the Eastern Region.

The accident prone areas identified by the MTTD are Teacher Mante to Apedwa stretch of the Accra-Kumasi Highway, Asamankese -Akroso to Oda road,Akuse -Teye Kwame to Fodoa, Asikuma Junction to Atimpoku , Adeiso to Asamankese ,Nkawkaw Bypass and Nsawam Bypass.