Ghana; Accident at popular Kintampo waterfalls kills 20 students

At least 20 high school students in Ghana died on Sunday (19 March) in a freak accident at the popular Kintampo waterfalls in the Brong-Ahafo region.Emergency officials said that the students died when trees, uprooted due to a storm, fell on them while they were swimming in a river near the waterfall.
National fire service spokesman Prince Billy Anaglate reportedly said that 18 students were confirmed dead at the scene while two others died in a hospital. He added that 11 others were injured in the incident, including one of the school administrators who was in charge of the trip. The injured were receiving treatment, he noted.Elaborating on the “unusual incident”, Analgate said: “They were swimming in the river when there was a storm, a windy atmosphere that had uprooted some of the trees and they had fallen on some of them – those who were apparently swimming.”
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