Two KIA Granbird passenger buses, one of them VIP branded, collided head-on. Police said their investigations revealed that the driver of the Kumasi bound bus tried to overtake four long trucks in a row and that led to the collision with the VIP bus. As of 4 p.m. yesterday, 19 persons had been confirmed dead in the accident. Several others were also injured and were rushed to a number of health facilities for medical attention. The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital and Kibi Government Hospital. All victims who were taken to the Asafo centre were treated and discharged. Five of the victims are receiving care at the Kibi government Hospital. The accident could have been avoided if the driver who did the overtaking had obeyed road traffic regulation, police said. The driver in charge of the VIP Bus was identified as Kofi George, 55, while 39-year-old Emmanuel Asante Opoku was in charge. Both drivers died in the crash.