VIP bus enroute to Wulensi in the Northern Region on Thursday morning plunged into River Oti at Dambai in the Krachi East Municipality.
The bus with the registration number GT 5313-19 which is believed to be travelling with passengers from Accra to Wulensi plunged into the river while manoeuvring to get onto the pontoon to cross to the other side.
A rescue operation failed to yield the needed result as at 0800 hours but the personal effects of passengers and other items such as motor bikes and bicycles were later salvaged from the river.
A passenger on board in an interview said,the driver instructed them to alight from the bus to enable him pack on the pontoon and the next thing was the pandemonium and struggle for safety. He suspected brake failure.
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.
The Motor Traffic and Transport Division (MTTD) refused to speak on the issue as well as the driver and his conductor.
Source : Still Confidence