A total of twenty seven (27) died from three separate accidents between Saturday and Sunday last weekend.
Two which happened in the Northern region claimed twenty (22) lives and another on the Tarkwa-Bogoso highway in the Western region killed five (5).
Narrating the incident to XYZ News, the Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mohammed Yusif Tanko said, a collision which happened at about 1: 42 AM on the Yapei-Yipala highway near Buipe claimed 16 lives on the spot and 2 passengers died later at the Tamale Teaching Hospital where they were receiving treatment.
The drivers of the two buses were among those who died on the spot.
He said the gory crash involving Neoplan bus with registration number GW 2659 T, with 70 passengers on board was traveling from Nalerigu to Ejura in the Ashanti region when it collided head-on with an oncoming bus with registration number GM 5383-12 Sunday dawn.
He said the Neoplan bus upon reaching a curve on the Highway attempted to overtake a cargo truck ahead of it which resulted in the bloody crush.
ASP Tanko continued that there was an accident on Saturday morning involving a tricycle loaded with firewood from Diara and a cargo truck which was also loaded with lumber from Savelugu which killed two (2).
He said preliminary investigations revealed that the rope tying the firewood got torn “and the rider lost his balance and rode into the lane of the oncoming cargo truck.”
According to ASP Tanko, one person on the tricycle, according to police, was smashed beyond recognition on the spot hence a medical officer performed the autopsy on the spot.
The other on the tricycle also died later at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
In another lorry accident on Sunday afternoon on the Tarkwa- Bogoso highway, five lives perished when a Toyota Corolla and an oncoming vehicle also collided.
Reports say several of those who survived sustained serious injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital.
Meanwhile, a former Commander of the Police Motor Traffic and Transport Department, ACP (rtd) Victor Tandoh has blamed the difficulty in curbing the menace on lapses in law enforcement.