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Falling tree kills 17 during storm near waterfall in Ghana

21 March 2017, 12:50 | Darnell Patrick

Twenty die in freak tree accident at waterfall in Ghana

Ghana: Accident at popular Kintampo waterfalls kills 20 students

Also confirming the incident, spokesman of the Ghana National Fire Service, Billy Anaglate, described the incident as "unusual". Two others died in a hospital while 11 others are receiving treatment, including one of the school administrators in charge of the trip. "We are trying to save those who are trapped by cutting the trees with chainsaws".

As of Monday, 17 bodies have been retrieved at the resort, about 414 kilometers (257 miles) north of the capital of Accra, Ghana police commander Desmond Owusu-Boampong told local media. Other reports put the number of injured...

Most of the victims were reportedly students from a local high school, while Ghanaian tourists were also at the site when the incident occurred.

The Kintampo Police, which confirmed the late Sunday afternoon accident to TV3 correspondent Larry Paa Kwesi Moses said the injured have been sent to the Kintampo Municpal Hospital for medical attention.

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

Meanwhile the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Abelema Afeku has expressed her honest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims of the incident.

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



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