More students, security officers, collapse at 6 March parade

More students, security officers, collapse at 6 March parade

- Hundreds of students who partook of 6 March celebration collapsed

- The cause of the collapse has been linked to scorching sun

- Sources say the government could reduce the number of students who partake of the parade next year

Concerns have been raised over the rate at which students and officers who partook of the independence parade collapsed.

It is estimated that about 50 students alone collapsed in the wake of the parade after standing for hours under the mercies of the scorching sun.

More students, security officers, collapse at 6 March parade

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It was a scene to behold seeing students and even police officers being whisked off on stretchers.

Health officials say that even though the harsh nature of the sun had a clear impact on them, most of these officials and students recorded various cases of low blood pressure.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh is learning that government from now on could be considering cutting independence day parades very short and to-the-point.

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In fact, sources close to the organizers of the 6th March parades indicate that the number of schools and students who partake of the parades are reduced so as to record fewer cases of persons collapsing.

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