Twenty high school students swam Sunday afternoon in the Kintampo waterfalls when a storm broke out. They died crushed by falling trees, according to the rescue services.
This “unusual accident” took place on Sunday 19 March when a group of high school students swam in the falls of Kintampo, a popular tourist resort in the Brong-Ahafo region, in the center of the country, The fire brigade spokesman, Prince Billy Anaglate. “They were swimming in the river when a storm with violent gusts of wind uprooted trees that fell on them,” he said. In total, 18 high school students died on the spot, and two in the hospital, he said. Eleven other individuals were still receiving care as he spoke to the press. “Unfortunate storm” “We express our condolences to the families of the victims and pray for the wounded, ” Ghanaian Tourism Minister Catherine Abelema Afeku said in a statement , describing the tragedy as an” unfortunate storm “. Ghana is regularly the scene of fatal catastrophes (floods, explosions of oil tankers …).