The vehicles burst into flames after the crash, trapping the passengers inside, local council representative Mathias Taasun said. Sakodie-Baffoe said the victims' bodies were so badly burned it would be difficult to identify them. The country may hold a mass burial for people who died, he said during a visit to the crash site.
Accidents are common on Ghana's roads. Vehicles are poorly maintained and many drivers do not comply with traffic rules.