Twenty students were killed after a tragic accident
Twenty students were killed after a tragic accident during a storm over the weekend.
The schoolkids died after a tree fell on them while they were swimming in a river on Sunday.
The harrowing incident was confirmed by an emergency services spokesman in Ghana.
According to Independent.ie “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.”
Adverse weather conditions in the area caused the tree to fall on them while they were in the water.
Eighteen students died at the scene while two others passed away while undergoing medical treatment at the hospital.
“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,” continued Independent.ie
No further details have been released by officials in the area.