Wednesday 13 December 2017

Up to 20 students die after tree falls at Ghana tourist site

The incident occurred at the Kintampo waterfalls
The incident occurred at the Kintampo waterfalls

Independnet.ie Newsdesk

Some 20 students have died after a tree fell on them while they were swimming in a river during a storm in Ghana.

Ghana National Fire Service spokesman Prince Billy Anaglate told AFP that 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.

The storm caused the tree to fall on the teenagers while they were in the water.

According to AFP, 18 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.

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