Ghana: Accident at popular Kintampo waterfalls kills 20 students

Remigio Civitarese
Marzo 21, 2017

Eighteen students died at the scene while two others died in hospital, Mr Anaglate said.

People deal with the aftermath of the tragedy at Ghana's Kintampo Waterfall.

Mahamadu Bawumia, is in the Brong Ahafo Region at the Kintampo Waterfalls following the tragic accident on Sunday, which claimed 18 lives and left 22 injured. "They were swimming in the river when a storm with violent gusts of wind uprooted trees that fell on them", he said.

Boateng added that they had to use chainsaws and other cutting tools hack through the branches to free the victims.

It is estimated that at least 20 are dead and another 11 critically injured from the freak accident; most were students from a high school and university.

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

The former President in a Facebook post, on Monday said "I am keeping the families of the Kintampo falls victims in mind and praying for them".

As of today, 17 bodies have been recovered at the resort, about 414km north of the capital, Accra, Ghana police commander Desmond Owusu-Boampong told local media.

The incident is the most catastrophic domestic tourism accident in Ghana in the last few years.

It is reported numerous injured were taken to Kintampo Municipal hospital.

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