Ghanaian mortuary wants 20 unidentified corpses removed

Thirty-five passengers whose bodies were burnt beyond recognition in the last Friday tragic accident on the Kintampo-Techiman highway have been given a mass burial. Photo : GBC / Courtesy

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – Officials of the Jema Hospital mortuary in Ghana are awaiting the identification of 20 victims who perished in the fatal road accident last week and brought there for preservation, ADV learned here Tuesday.

The 20 corpses were part of the 60 persons that were reportedly killed last Friday following the deadliest road accident on the Kintampo-Techiman highway in the Garu-Tempane district.

The initial reports of the accident had put the death toll at 60, but the police have put the official figures at 57, making the accident one of the deadly accidents in recent accident history of Ghana.

Meanwhile, The Ghanaian Times reports on Monday that 30 out of 40 victims of the same accident, who were on admission for treatment had been discharged.

Thirty-five passengers whose bodies were burnt beyond recognition in the last Friday tragic accident on the Kintampo-Techiman highway have been given a mass burial at the Jema Cemetery in the Kintampo South municipality, on Saturday.

The District Chief Executive for Kintampo South, Mr Alexander Gyan, told journalists that the decision for the mass burial was taken after a stakeholder meeting between him and his counterpart from Garu-Tempane, Mr Emmanuel Asore Avoka.

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