Eight young Ghanaian footballers have been while four others are battling for their lives at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital after the driver of the bus carrying the juvenile team lost control and the vehicle plunged into a the Offinso river on Saturday Evening.
Six players instantly died following the accident in the Ashanti Region and two more followed later by Saturday night in the hospital where the severely injured players were undergoing treatment.
The lifeless bodies were recovered from the river as people in the nearby towns rushed to the scene to offer their help.
The team that plays in the Colts League – the youth league in Ghana – was travelling from Afrancho, a suburb in Kumasi to do their Colts Football registration.
The four critically injured players are currently undergoing treatment at the Komfo Anokye Hospital following the accident.
Twenty-four (24) other kids are also receiving treatment at the St. Patrick Hospital in Offinso following the accident.