In a statement released to the media, including Adomonline.com, the Minister of Tourism has assured of her ministry's collaboration with security agencies to ensure the victims of the tragic Kintampo Falls accident are supported by government.
On Sunday afternoon, a large tree fell down at the Kintampo waterfalls, killing about twenty people and leaving over 30 others injured. The injured are currently receiving treatment at the Kintampo and Techiman General Hospitals.
Many of the dead are presumed to be students of the Wenchi Methodist Secondary School who were at the falls on an excursion.
It is believed that a storm caused the huge tree to drop from the top of the waterfalls down on the to revelers swimming below.
Below is the full statement from the Tourism Ministry:
STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF TOURISM, ARTS AND CULTURE ON THE ACCIDENT AND DEATH OF STUDENTS AT KINTAMPO WATERFALLS
The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture , Hon. Catherine Abelema Afeku, wishes to express her sincere sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims caught up in the unfortunate rainstorm that hit the Kintampo waterfalls on Sunday 19th March 2017, killing and injuring many . The dead and injured, mostly students were part of different groups visiting the site.
” We extend our condolences to the families of the dead and pray for the injured who have been rushed to the Kintampo and Techiman General Hospitals”, she said.
The Ghana Tourism Authority will work closely with the Ghana Police and the Kintampo District Assembly to ensure the families receive needed support and information. The statement urges the media and the General Public to be circumspect in their reportage especially in the sharing of images of the dead and critically injured.