MANY DEAD IN GHANA WATERFALL ACCIDENT

MANY DEAD IN GHANA WATERFALL ACCIDENT
Up to 20 people have died and many have been injured after a large tree fell on them at a popular waterfall spot in Kintampo, Ghana.
They were swimming during a storm when the freak accident happened, emergency officials said.
The tree had seemingly been brought down by the storm.
Ghana National Fire Service spokesman Prince Billy Anaglate said the incident happened at the Kintampo waterfalls in the Brong-Ahafo region.
A combined team of police and fire service personnel attended the accident site, in a bid to rescue those trapped by the tree.
Fire Service spokesman Mr Anaglate told AFP that 18 students had died at the scene, while two others died in hospital.
He said 11 people were receiving treatment, including one of the school administrators in charge of the trip.
Other reports put the number of injured at over 20. They are being treated at the Kintampo Municipal hospital.

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