The management of the Wenchi Senior High School which lost 18 students in the Kintampo Waterfalls disaster that rocked the nation on Sunday has said they did not authorise the trip to the falls.
The students were swimming with other tourists in the water when a big tree came crashing on them. Strong winds are said to have uprooted the tree from the ground.
Some of the students were killed instantly while others were trapped in the water, prompting rescuers to use chainsaws to cut through the trees in an effort to reach those trapped.
Commenting on the tragedy, a unnamed senior staff member of the school told mynewsgh.com that the students and some teachers had received approval to visit the Mole National Park in Northern Region and were expected back on Sunday to enable them attend school on Monday.
The senior staff member said the school management was at a loss as to what prompted the excursion team, comprising 63 people including a driver and some teachers, to disregard the arrangement and head to the Kintampo Waterfalls.
It is not clear whether the students were returning from Mole when they decided to head to Kintampo.
Meanwhile, a video which purports to show a prophet accurately predicting the Kintampo Waterfalls disaster that rocked the nation on Sunday and led to loss of about 20 lives is circulating on social media.
In the video, which some social media users say details an accurate prediction of the disaster, one Prophet Reindolph Oduro Gyebi could be heard saying on Kumasi-based Abusua FM that a certain school was planning to embark on an excursion to Kintampo.
He said the trip would result in a disaster that would kill all the students and so called for the trip to be cancelled.