A ghastly accident which occurred at Anyinam in the Eastern Region on the Kumasi- Accra road Thursday night has claimed the lives of fourteen family members.

The deceased which include 9 adults and 5 children were traveling from Atewa to Ningo for a funeral of another family member when the unfortunate incident occurred.

According to an eye witness, theĀ fatal crash occurred after a Sprinter Benz Bus attempted to overtake another Benz vehicle but unfortunately rammed into an on coming cargo vehicle.

All fourteen deceased persons were occupants of the Sprinter bus.
The driver of the benz bus who sustained broken hands and legs was rushed to the Koforidua Government Hospital for treatment. Though occupants of the benz bus sustained injuries none of the ten of them died.
The body of the deceased person have been conveyed to the Holy Family Hospital Morgue at Nkawkaw.

The eye witness expressed believe that the pieces of wood that had been loaded onto the sprinter bus contributed to the many deaths as the impact of the accident was great.

Body parts of some of the deceased persons were later removed from the wreckage and sent to the mortuary.