Ghana's Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, is reportedly on his way towards Kintampo as of this morning, March 20th, 2017 in order to personally show solidarity for the victims of the waterfall disaster that occurred over the weekend.
According to popular reports, Vice President Bawumia may also have it in mind to personally visit the Kintampo Waterfalls, located on the Pumpum River, the site where 19 youths are reported to have lost their lives in a tragic accident over the weekend.
Madam Catherine Afeku, Minister for Tourism, is reportedly already in Kintampo in order to gather information regarding the accident first-hand. this was especially necessary considering that some of the victims are allegedly tourists.
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Sources have it that the accident when trees that were dislodged by heavy rains on the previous day fell on the reveling swimmers below, resulting in the death of 19 youths.
“A huge tree fell at the top when the rains began and crashed the revelers,” an eyewitness told Starr News. “So far we have counted 19 people. Most of them are students of the Wenchi Senior High School.Others are tourists.”
According to reports, members of the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Fire Service, and the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) were involved in the rescue of the injured, and subsequent recovery of deceased remains.
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