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World Briefing: Ghana: Dozens Killed in Road Accident

A head-on collision between a passenger bus and a truck in central Ghana killed at least 61 people in the deadliest road accident in recent memory in the country, officials and witnesses said Thursday. The accident occurred Wednesday night in the town of Kintampo, more than 250 miles north of the capital, Accra, said Christopher Tawiah, a regional police spokesman. On Twitter, President John Dramani Mahama expressed condolences to the families of the victims. Officials are investigating the crash. Ghana’s National Road Safety Commission reported that more than 1,600 people were killed in road accidents last year.

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