53 killed in collision of bus, truck in Ghana

(CNN) – A passenger bus collided with a cargo truck in west-central Ghana, killing 53 people and injuring 23 others, police in the West African nation said Thursday.

The crash happened Wednesday evening near the town of Kintampo, nearly halfway along the bus’s planned 390-kilometer (242-mile) trip from Kumasi to Tamale, police said.

Initial information indicates the bus had brake problems, according to police.

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