VIP bus plunged into River Oti at Dambai

A VIP bus which was on its way to Wulensi in the Northern Region on Thursday morning was plunged into the River Oti at Dambai in the Krachi East Municipality, reports the Ghana News Agency (GNA).

The bus with the registration number GT 5313-19 was travelling with passengers from Accra to Wulensi.

It ended up in the river while manoeuvring to get onto a pontoon to cross to the other side.

As of 8 am on Thursday, the personal effects of passengers and other items such as motorbikes and bicycles had been salvaged from the river.

Obed Kagbetor, a passenger said that the driver instructed them to alight from the bus to enable him to park on the pontoon and the next thing was the pandemonium and struggle for safety.

There were no casualties but an excavator that was deployed to pull out the bus was unsuccessful until a Winch tractor successfully recovered the bus from the river.

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