6th March parade: 10 students collapse at Tamale

6th March parade: 10 students collapse at Tamale

- Ten students including a soldier collapsed during the Independence parade in the Northern Region

- All are receiving treatment as health officials say they were hungry and dehydrated

- Ten school children including a soldier collapsed while participating in the Independence Day parade at Tamale in the Northern Region, health officials have confirmed.

6th March parade: 10 students collapse at Tamale

A number of students collapsed during the 59th Independence Day parade

The children, who are feared to be unconscious are currently receiving treatment in the ambulances stationed at the park where the parade was ongoing as health officials fear all patients were hungry and dehydrated.

This is coming in the wake of the death of young teacher, Solomon Akoto who died upon arrival at the hospital after rehearsing for the Independence Day Parade.

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6th March parade: 10 students collapse at Tamale

Another student being led off the parade grounds after collapsing

Reports do indicate that Solomon, upon feeling dizzy during the rehearsal, insisted on excusing himself to catch some fresh air. Colleagues at the scene thus told the deceased to go get some food to eat – a development which saw him collapse on the scene.

It remains unknown the criteria for the selection of participants for such parades as the toll of persons collapsing keep increasing year in and year out.

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The theme for this year's celebration is "Investing in the Youth for Ghana's Transformation."

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