Popular radio host Philip Osei Bonsu, professionally known as OB, has questioned why President of the Republic - Nana Akufo-Addo and former President - John Dramani Mahama have refused to release a statement barely 14hours after the Techiman-Kintampo highway crash occurred.

According to the Ekosii Sen host, the accident which has claimed 55 lives should not be accepted by authorities as 'everyday business'.

"I've visited the social handles of both President Akufo-Addo and former President Mahama, and none of them has addressed the nation on today's fatal accident which claimed over 50 lives. Our leaders are addressing issues in other African nations instead of paying attention to what just occurred in Ghana. What are they doing about this gory crash? Can't there be measures to avoid future occurrences? This accident should spark a whole new conversation", said OB on his Ekosii Sen show, Friday.

His outburst comes after police confirmed that; the death toll in the gory accident between two buses on the Kintampo-Techiman road in the Bono East Region, is now 55.

Sunyani MTTD Commander, Superintendent Stella Sedame told Ghanaguardian.com that 35 of the deceased are burnt beyond recognition after one of the buses caught fire in the head-on collision, worsening the effects of the accident.

She revealed the fatal accident happened around 2 am on Friday at a town called Ampoma in the Bono East Region.

Preliminary investigations reveal the two buses, one with registration number GT 5694 18 and the other GT 3916 17 both had a total of 108 passengers on board.

53 persons who survived the fatal crash, are receiving treatment at the Holy Family hospital in Techiman, Jema Government hospital, Kintampo Government hospital and Wenchi Methodist hospital respectively.

Source: Ghanaguardian.com