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Cash flies in the air as BoG bullion van collides with fuel tanker; one dead

Several millions of Ghana Cedis were scattered on the Techiman-Kumasi road Friday after a head-on collision between a Bank of Ghana (BoG) armoured van and a fuel tanker.

The accident also left the driver of the fuel tanker, Osman Zongo, dead.

Two other persons, the Driver of the BoG van, identified as William Asare and an assistant of the Driver of the fuel tanker, identified only as Yussif, are in critical condition.

BoG van crash

Also, one cashier on board the BoG van is in critical condition.

The victims of the crash have been airlifted from the Techiman Holy Family hospital to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi.

The BoG armoured vehicle, with registration number GV 88 -13 which was travelling from Tamale to Kumasi, collided with a tanker with registration number DP 4222 – E at a section of the Techiman-Kumasi road near Opoku Agyemang Hospital.

The fuel tanker was on its way from Tema to Burkina Faso to offload when the accident occurred.

Reports say the amount on board the van was GHS60,500,000.

BoG van crash

A combined team of the military, Police, Fire Service, Immigration and the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) cordoned off the accident scene and collected the scattered money into various security vehicles.

The cash collected from the scene of the crash will be kept at the Police Divisional Headquarters cells under the guard of the Military, Police and Bank of Ghana security officers.

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