Nine passengers, believed to be thee the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) students, were murdered in an early Sunday morning accident near Asuboi in the Eastern Region.
The collision included a Hyundai universe commercial bus with the registration number AK 324-22 and a 40-footer container loaded with wood.
The bus was supposed to be transporting students from Sunyani to Accra, but when they reached a section of the Asuboi road, the driver failed to see traffic ahead and was discovered dozing.
He crashed with a 40-footer container containing timber that had partially fallen on the road as a result of a previous collision.
Eight passengers perished at the site, and one subsequently died at the Suhum Government Hospital, where the injured were transported.
The police are working to remove the accident vehicles from the road, according to DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command.