Eleven others have sustained various degrees of injuries following the head-on collision on Friday evening.

Currently, it is uncertain what may have caused the accident, but reports indicate that the two haulage trucks collided following a suspected faulty braking system.

The trains were moving from opposite directions on the Tarkwa-Kojokrom-Nsuta rail line.

5 dead, 11 others injured in Wassa Manso train collision

The rail line, which was recently rehabilitated to allow passenger service and improve haulage of manganese from Nsuta, began to shake.

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This led to a stop of the passenger service after the test commissioning.

5 dead, 11 others injured in Wassa Manso train collision

Officials from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) and the Police have been to the accident scene to assess the incident.

5 dead, 11 others injured in Wassa Manso train collision
5 dead, 11 others injured in Wassa Manso train collision
5 dead, 11 others injured in Wassa Manso train collision

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