Five persons have died in an accident which occurred at Obretema, a town in the Suhum Municipality on the Accra-Kumasi Highway on Sunday.
The deceased were on board a Mercedes Benz Sprinter bus with registration number GW 7444 – 21 which was headed towards Accra from Kumasi.
The incident, according to the police, occurred at about 2:20 pm when the offside rear tyre of the bus burst while the vehicle was in motion.
In the process, the driver, 35-year-old Eric Ohemang, lost control of the steering wheel, causing the vehicle to somersault and finally land in a ditch.
Three males and two females died on the spot, while the injured were taken to the Suhum Government Hospital for treatment.