Nigerian Cargo jet hits bus in Ghana, at least 10 dead

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June 2nd, 2012

ACCRA, June 2 (Reuters) – A cargo jet slammed into a minibus at Ghana’s Accra airport on Saturday after overshooting the runway on landing, killing at least 10 people, according to a Reuters witness and an aviation official.

The plane belonged to Nigerian cargo airline Allied Air, according to a civil aviation authority official who asked not to be named. A Reuters witness at the airport said the plane had the words Allied Air on the side.

A badly mangled minibus was beside the plane wreckage, and ten bodies lay nearby, the witness said. Ambulances, police and military were at the scene, he said. (Reporting by Kwasi Kpodo; Writing by Richard Valdmanis; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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