Preliminary investigations from Police in Kintampo has revealed that break failure on the part of the tomatoes truck resulted in the bloody accident.
71 persons have been confirmed dead after Tamale bound Metro Mass Transit (MMT) bus and a tomatoes truck at Babatokuma in the Kintampo North District of the Brong Ahafo Region collided head-on.
Police sources indicate that the driver of the truck failed his breaks and zigzagged into the lane of the 60-seater bus with registration number AS 7131 Y coming from the opposite direction leading to the collision.
Bodies of the deceased persons have been deposited at the Kintampo Government Hospital at Kintampo and the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman morgues respectively pending identification by relations.
As at press time, the bodies were yet to be released to relations for burial.