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Three persons including a three-month old baby girl died on the spot at the outskirts of Zebilla, the Bawku West District capital, when two commercial vehicles collided. Eighteen out of the 37 victims were conveyed to the Zebilla District Hospital and are responding to treatment. Another set of 19 were taken to the Regional Hospital at Bolgatanga where a number of them are in critical conditions.
According to the Administrator of the hospital, Mr. George Tampugre, health personnel are working to stabilize the patients and would airlift those in critical conditions to specialist hospitals. The Blood Bank of the Bolgatanga Hospital has no capacity to cater for the required quantity of blood needed by some of the victims and so officials of the hospital are requesting families and friends of the victims to donate blood
The Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police Ofosu Mensah Gyeabour, who accompanied the Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Alhassan Samari to visit the victims, told the press that the accident occurred at about 2100 hours on Thursday when a Mercedes Benz bus collided with a Toyota Urvan bus. Madam Christiana Timbil, a Senior Staff Nurse at Bolgatanga Hospital, said some of the patients needed four pines of blood to undergo surgery but the hospital blood bank could not cater for all the needs of the patients and urged family members to rally around for blood donors.