Ghana

At least 20 students die in freak tree accident in Ghana

MNA International Desk: At least 20 students died after trees fell on them while swimming in a river during a storm in Ghana, emergency officials said on Sunday.

National Fire Service spokesman Prince Billy Anaglate said 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.

The students died at the scene and 11 more were receiving treatment, including one of the school administrators in charge of the trip.

Accidents ranging from deaths caused by mass flooding to petrol tanker explosions happen sporadically in Ghana because of lax regulations and disregard for rules.

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