Seven persons have died in an accident that occurred at Abusakope near Kpong in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region.
Several others who got injured are receiving medical care.
The accident occurred about 7:00pm on Thursday, December 31.
Police reports say a Mercedes Benz Sprinter with registration number GN 8109-15, on reaching a section of the Abusakope road ran into a stationary DAF Tipper truck loaded with sand on the edge of the road.
Seven of them died on the spot.
Those who sustained injuries are receiving medical care at the St Martin de Pores Hospital and the Akuse Government Hospital.
Personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Police Service and the National Ambulance Service were at the scene to assist in rescue efforts and control traffic.
The dead bodies have been deposited at the Akuse Government Hospital morgue for preservation awaiting autopsy and identification.
By Yvonne Neequaye|3news.com|Ghana