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World Ghana President Nana Akufo Mourns, As Tree Fall Kills 18 Students

Ghana: Accident at popular Kintampo waterfalls kills 20 students Twenty die in freak tree accident at waterfall in Ghana
Eleena Tovar | 21 Marcha, 2017, 00:54

"We are trying to save those who are trapped by cutting the trees with chainsaws".

As of Monday, 17 bodies have been recovered at the resort, about 414 kilometres (257 miles) north of the capital, Accra, Ghana police commander Desmond Owusu-Boampong told local media. "Let's also ask the almighty God to heal the injured and receive the souls of the departed into his kingdom".

The Headmaster of the Wenchi Senior High School (SHS) said Monday that he lost 16 of his students following the accident.

Ghana's tourism minister Catherine Abelema Afeku has extended condolences to the families of the victims and prayed for the injured, Sky News reported.

He tweeted: "I have learnt with great sadness, the unfortunate incident that occurred at Kintampo Waterfalls yesterday".

Eyewitnesses told local police that the incident happened around 4 p.m. (12 p.m. ET) during a severe rainstorm which caused three large trees to fall to the ground.

The Vice President-led delegation later visited the Kintampo Hospital where Dr. Bawumia donated an undisclosed amount of money to the University of Energy and Natural Resources students on admission.

About 11 children are receiving treatment along with the teacher who was supervising them.

Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described as "unfortunate" the accident.