ACCRA, Ghana – A substantial tree that fell amid a tempest at Ghana’s Kintampo Waterfall killed no less than 17 individuals, generally understudies, as they were going by the site north of the capital, authorities said Monday.
As of Monday, 17 bodies have been recuperated at the resort, around 414 kilometers (257 miles) north of the capital, Accra, Ghana police administrator Desmond Owusu-Boampong told neighborhood media. The vast majority of the dead are understudies from the Wenchi Methodist Secondary School and the University of Energy and Natural Resources, he said.
Paul M. Agyemang, a fire officer who lives in Kintampo, said that when his group arrived Sunday there were no less than 20 dead who had been swimming in water as the tree was removed and fell.
A video posted by Agyemang on his Facebook page of the consequence demonstrates rescuers as yet seeking in the cocoa muddied water underneath an expansive waterfall, as the collections of exactly 10 youthful understudies lie on the grass.
Ghana’s tourism serve, Catherine Afeku, communicated sensitivities to the groups of the casualties.
“We extend our sympathies to the groups of the dead and appeal to God for the harmed who have been hurried to the Kintampo and Techiman General Hospitals,” she said.
The Ghana Tourism Authority will work intimately with police and Kintampo neighborhood authorities to guarantee the families get required support and data, she said.