The Kintampo Municipal Assembly says it will consider mass burial of victims of the recent motor crash if no family member comes to identify their bodies.
The Municipal Chief Executive for the Kintampo assembly, Michael Sarkodie Baffoe said the assembly is holding on for some time to allow family members to organize themselves and come and identify remains of their relatives.
“We are allowing some time for families to come and see if they [the deceased persons] can be identified. The accident occurred yesterday [Monday] and so we are giving families some time to organize themselves and come. We are not in a rush to do this [but] if we are unable to identify some of them [deceased persons], then based on expert advice, we will resort to mass burial,” he said.
The bodies of the deceased persons have been deposited at the Kintampo South Hospital at Jema.
31 passengers dead
31 passengers have been confirmed dead as a result of the Monday dawn road crash that resulted in a fire outbreak at Dawadawa Number 2 on the Kintampo-Tamale Highway.
Some of the passengers were burned beyond recognition as a result of the crash.
There were about six survivors who were sent to nearby health facilities.
The Kintampo Divisional Crime Officer, DSP Kwabena Gbagbo, told Citi News in an interview that the crash involved a bus moving from Bawku towards Techiman and a 23-seater Sprinter.
The crash is the most fatal since the Dompoase crash which claimed 35 lives in January 2020.
In that crash, an Intercity bus collided head-on with another bus at Dompoase near Elmina in the Central Region.
In a different crash, nine persons died and 51 were injured in a road crash at Monkra between Dambai and Kete Krachi in the Oti Region.
The Kintampo area has seen some of the more gruesome road crashes in recent years.