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At least 18 people killed as two buses collide in Ghana

At least 18 people were killed when two buses collided on a highway in northern Ghana, police said Wednesday.

At least 18 people were killed when two buses collided on a highway in northern Ghana, police said Wednesday.

Some 45 others were injured in the accident near the town of Sawaba in Central Gonja District on Wednesday morning, regional police spokesman Owusu Agyekum said.

Initial investigations into the cause of the accident indicated one of the drivers might have fallen asleep at the wheel, according to Agyekum.

Traffic accidents are common in the West African nation and are often caused by poor infrastructure, lack of vehicle maintenance or reckless driving.

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