Update: President Mills of Ghana visits scene of cargo plane crash

President John Atta Mills visited the scene of the air accident in which an Allied Air cargo plane arriving Ghana from Lagos overshot the runway and went off onto the roadside, killing 12 people.

The president was accompanied by senior government officials and looked crestfallen as he toured the scene and inspected the extent of the damage. He extended his sympathy to the bereaved families of the passengers on the 207 Mercedes Benz that was mangled by the back tyres of the plane and others, including the military officers who lost their lives in the melee.

The flight was attempting to land at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Saturday, but slammed into the bus loaded with passengers on a nearby street and claimed the lives of all the 10 passengers on the bus.

Four people out of the 12 dead have been identified as Gideon Ansah Kumi, 19, a final year student of Harvard Senior High School of Accra New Town; George Osei, 33, Driver of the 207 bus; Kwame Boadu, 24, the mate; and Evans Tabariyeng 34, passenger on board.

All four crew members of the cargo plane were safely evacuated and are receiving treatment at the Airport Hospital.

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