Ten dead in Ghana plane crash

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Ten people died after a cargo plane crashed through a runway fence at Ghana's international airport, hitting a mini bus.

The Daily Mail reports that the four-man crew jumped to safety and were rushed to hospital, but all ten passengers in the bus were killed on impact.

The Boeing 727 had flown in from the Nigerian capital of Lagos, when it overshot the runway at Accra's Kotoka International airport.

Television television pictures showed images of the plane lying across the road with its tail and wings damaged and one wheel buckled.

Witness Kofi Anor said: "I was walking home in the rain, only to see the plane falling and people in the bus crushed to death."

Although the airport is situated near high-rise buildings, hotels and a stadium, no houses were damaged in the crash.

Billy Anaglate, spokesperson for the Ghana Fire Service, said: "(The plane) broke the barrier and went onto the road and hit the vehicle and unfortunately everyone ended up dying. The poor people were killed."

Ghana's vice president, John Dramani Mahama, ordered aviation officials to launch an investigation into the incident.

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