The crash also left 21 people in critical condition according to Superintendent Richard Appiah, the Regional Director of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD).
He told the Ghana News Agency in a telephone interview that the road crash involved two passenger vehicles: a Toyota bus with registration number WR 1955-09 and a Nissan Urvan car with registration number CR 894-15.
Supt. Appiah said the Toyota bus, which was heading towards Agona Nkwanta from Takoradi, collided head-on with the Nissan Urvan car from Agona Nkwanta in an attempt to overtake some oncoming vehicles.
He revealed that the total number of passengers in the two vehicles stood at 29, adding that the bodies of the eight deceased persons, as well as the injured, had been transported to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital.