Eight youth football academy in the Offinso Municipality of the Ashanti Region died on the spot after a KIA Pregio vehicle they were travelling in veered off the road and fell into River Offin.
Four of the victims, who are in critical condition, were rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital while others who sustained injuries are also on admission at the St. Patrick Hospital at Offinso.
According to sources, (police) the team was returning from Afrancho to Offinso after they went to play a league.
Police say the driver of the vehicle, who was speeding, lost control of the steering wheel and veered off the road.
The bodies of the deceased have also been deposited at the St. Patrick Hospital morgue while those in critical condition receiving treatment.