Seventeen people died in two separate accidents at Nnoboamu near Konongo in the Ashanti region.
According to some eyewitnesses, five people lost their lives in the first accident on Thursday night and after the police had cleared the accident scene for easy passage, a 207 bus with a registration number 2520-13 rammed into the packed timber truck with registration number GT 874 killing twelve people instantly in the early hours of Friday.
Addressing the media, Superintendent Ohene Boadi Bossman, the Konongo Divisional Police Commander confirmed the sad news saying, the police had on Thursday night cleared the area and put cones and reflectors at the accident scene after the first accident but a second vehicle crashed into the stationery truck on Friday morning.
He advised motorists plying that portion of the road to drive with care as the police tries to clear the area for easy passage.
The bodies have since been deposited at the mortuary.