20 students killed in Ghana waterfall accident

Dhaka,  Wed,  28 June 2017
Published : 20 Mar 2017, 12:05:47
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20 students die in Ghana after uprooted trees fall on them

20 students killed in Ghana waterfall accident
At least 20 students were killed and many others injured after a large tree fell on them at a popular waterfall spot in Kintampo town of Ghana.

They were swimming during a storm when the freak accident happened, emergency officials said.

The tree had seemingly been brought down by the storm.

Ghana National Fire Service spokesman Prince Billy Anaglate said the incident happened at the Kintampo waterfalls in the Brong-Ahafo region.

A combined team of police and fire service personnel attended the accident site, in a bid to rescue those trapped by the tree.

"A huge tree fell at the top when the rains began and crashed the revellers," an eyewitness told Ghana's Starr News.

"Most of them are students of the Wenchi Senior High School. Others are tourists. We are trying to save those who are trapped by cutting the trees with chainsaws."

Fire Service spokesman Anaglate said that 18 students had died at the scene, while two others died in hospital.

He said 11 people were receiving treatment, including one of the school administrators in charge of the trip.

Other reports put the number of injured at over 20. They are being treated at the Kintampo Municipal hospital, according to BBC.
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