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Kintampo Disaster: 18 Confirmed Dead As Rescue Efforts End
Source : Themarketghana.com    Date : Monday 20 Mar, 2017 | 10:45 GMT
Rescue workers at the site of Sunday’s disaster at the Kintampo Water Fall in the Brong Ahafo region have brought their work to a close, declaring 18 people dead.

Some 22 critically injured people are also receiving treatment at the hospital.

Brong Ahafo Regional Police Commander, DCOP Kwame Takyi-Poku, said on Monday they do not expect to find any more bodies following the thorough work of the rescuers, which included personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service.

The accident struck after a huge tree fell on revellers at the Kintampo Water Fall on Sunday.

The victims, most of whom are students of the Wenchi Methodist Senior High Schoo and the School of Mines and Natural Resouces at Fiapre, were on an excursion and swimming in the water when the tumbling tree crushed them to death.

"A huge tree fell at the top when the rains began and crushed the revellers," an eyewitness recounted.
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