A 16-year-old form one student of the Ghana Senior High School (Ghanass) in Koforidua, has died after a tree accidentally fell on him on Saturday, and has left seven others with various injuries.
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According to a report by Starr News, a tree in the school compound suddenly fell on the students leaving them trapped. Information gathered indicated that the students were wandering around after their Prep session when the incident occurred.
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The deceased student, Desmond Amoako, suffered severe head injury, and was pronounced dead a few hours after he was rushed to the hospital.
The other students were hurt by the branches of the tree in their attempt to flee to safety.
Confirming the incident to Starr News, the Eastern regional Public Relations officer of the Ghana Education Service , Emmanuel Asiedu Acheampong said parents of the deceased and victims have been officially notified, and are expected to be in the school on Monday for a meeting with management.
“In the evening the boy got trapped so the number of students who were affected were seven but some were hit by branches and stuff like that; some of them were discharged in the morning, it was left with two but they were discharged in the afternoon but this other boy , Desmond Amoako unfortunately passed on last night, ” he said.
He also stated “we have informed the parents of the deceased and victims and we are expecting them to come around if not this evening tomorrow morning”.
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The body of the deceased has been deposited at the St Joseph Hospital morgue, while the injured have been treated and discharged .