- Category: Broadcast News
- Published on Monday, 20 March 2017 15:15
At least 18 people, mainly high school students, have died after a large tree fell on them at a popular waterfall spot in Kintampo, Ghana, police say.
The students were swimming during a storm when the freak accident happened, local police chief Owusu Boampong told the BBC. Twenty-two others were injured and are being treated at local hospitals. Police and fire service personnel were involved in the rescue operation at the scene in Ghana's central Brong-Ahafo region, 400km north of the capital Accra. An eyewitness told Ghana's Starr News that most of those involved were students of the Wenchi Senior High School, but that there were also tourists.