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20 dead as tree falls on students swimming at waterfall in Ghana

21 March 2017, 12:51 | Taylor George

Freak accident at Ghana waterfall kills at least 18

Survivors recount Ghana tree fall tragedy that killed 20

The witness said that workers from the police and fire service, as well as traditional leaders, were involved in the rescue operation.

The students were swimming at the Kintampo waterfalls in the central Brong-Ahafo region during a storm when the accident happened yesterday. The injured were receiving treatment, he noted.

Police commander Desmond Owusu-Boampong told local media Monday that 17 bodies have been retrieved since Sunday at the resort about 414 kilometers (257 miles) north of the capital, Accra.

An eyewitness told Starr News that most of the students belonged to Wenchi Senior High School in Ghana.

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Twenty students have died after trees fell on them at a popular waterfall in Ghana, emergency officials have said.

The Kintampo waterfalls are surrounded by woodland and are a popular beauty spot for visitors in the west African country.

Out of 11 others who sustained varying degrees of injuries eight of them are on admission at the Techiman Municipal Hospital while the three others have been rushed to Kumasi for special care.

Nana Addo tweeted saying that "My deepest condolences to the families of all those affected by this unfortunate and tragic incident".



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