Shocking: How At Least 20 Students In Ghana Died In Water Tank Fall - eritvnews

Shocking: How At Least 20 Students In Ghana Died In Water Tank Fall



Accra - Twenty students died after trees fell on
them while swimming in a river during a storm in
Ghana, emergency officials said Sunday.


Ghana National Fire Service spokesperson Prince
Billy Anaglate said the "unusual incident"
happened on Sunday afternoon, when a group of
high school students were swimming at the
Kintampo waterfalls, a popular tourist destination
in the Brong-Ahafo region.

Anaglate told AFP that a brewing storm caused
trees to topple and fall on the teenagers while
they were in the water.


"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,"
Anaglate said.


Eighteen students died at the scene while two
others died in hospital, Anaglate said, adding that
11 more were receiving treatment, including one
of the school administrators in charge of the trip.
"We extend our condolences to the families of the
dead and pray for the injured," said the country's
tourism minister Catherine Abelema Afeku in a
statement.


Accidents ranging from deaths caused by mass
flooding to petrol tanker explosions happen
sporadically in Ghana because of lax regulations
and disregard for rules.

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