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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ghana Waterfall Freak Accident Leaves Several Dead

At least 18 people - mostly students- have died after a large tree fell into a pool at Ghana's Kintampo Waterfall. The unusual accident occurred right after a rainstorm in the region



Heavy rains caused a large tree to fall on a group of swimmers at the base of a waterfall in Ghana, drowning and crushing at least 18 people, police said on Monday.

The waterfall, located near the town of Kintampo, was full of weekend daytrippers when the freak accident happened on Sunday.

Most of the deceased are students from the Wenchi Methodist Secondary School and the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana police commander Desmond Owusu-Boampong told local media.

He added that another 20 people were being treated at local hospitals.

"It was the upper part of one of the biggest trees that came crashing down on them. It was a horrifying scene as the area was engulfed in screams and shouts for help as we arrived," fireman Kwaku Boateng told Reuters news agency.

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

Pictures used by local media showed the tree's thick branches lying in a pool at the base of the waterfall, which is popular with tourists. Other images showed bodies - some wearing bathing suits - placed on the ground.

"We extend our condolences to the families of the dead and pray for the injured who have been rushed to the Kintampo and Techiman General Hospitals," said Ghana's Tourism Minister Catherine Afeku.

She added that an investigation would be conducted into the incident.

rs/kms (AP, AFP, dpa, Reuters)
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26 comments:

  1. This is sad! Before doing anything these days, double thinking must enter, is there possibility of death or not? It is well
    RIP to the dead, may God comfort the families.

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    1. According to the headmaster of the sec sch, the students were on an excursion to mole national park but as soon as they left school, they changed their route to the waterfalls.
      May their soul rest in peace

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  2. This is very sad. Who could have thought such a thing would happen.Very unusual accident.
    May their souls rest In peace.

    Accidents can happen even in the seemingly safest places. May God keep His People safe.

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  3. This is so sad! 18 souls gone like that. Lord we ask that u order our footsteps into greatness not unto death, amen

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    1. Amen and Amen in Jesus name Amen.

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  4. Oh what a traggedy. Rip to the dead

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  5. Rip to them. pls don't bath in the rain I beg Una.

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  6. Awwww what a tragedy. May the souls of the dead rest in peace

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  7. Very sad, R.i.p to them.






    God Bless Everyone.

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  8. Eyah.. May their souls rest in peace..18 people..😭😭😭

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  9. May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

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  10. This is so sad. So sad. What kind of evil tree is that?

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  11. So sad and painful the way things are happening this days it is well o Rip to the death

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  12. This is so sad. I haven't been to this waterfall before but while a student in Ghana, I liked these kinds of excursions. I went to Wli waterfalls once with students in my department and I can only imagine how horrific this could have been for the survivors. May God grant the deceased repose in His bosom and comfort their loved ones. This is so sad.

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  13. May God console every family affected by this Amen. What a painful death. Joy turned to sorrow. May it never be our portion Amen

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  14. This is so sad, and to think a pastor had the revelation and asked them spefically to reschedule the excursion for another day, i don't know if they heard or not, Rip to the dead and to the injured speedy recovery.

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    1. Hmmm, peoples children ooo.

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  15. The king said some people had sex at e waterfall...
    It sad though
    Derimifadue....😂😂😂😂😂

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  16. I heard there was a prophesy about this

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  17. Oh what a great loss, rip to the dead

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  18. RIP to the dead! May God strengthen their families.

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