The Ghana Ambulance Service has refuted reports that one of their ambulances, carrying injured victims of the Kintampo accident, has been involved in an accident.
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According to a report by Class FM, the Ambulance Service on Tuesday released a statement on the reports, saying, “The information that is being circulated on social media and some online networks that the National Ambulance Service ambulance car carrying victims of the Kintampo Waterfall [accident], which some of them were reported dead, has been involved in accident was not true.”
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The statement said that while one their ambulances had indeed been involved in an accident earlier Tuesday, it was not carrying any of the victims from Sunday's Kintampo accident.
“The facts on the accident involving the ambulance are that the said ambulance was stationed at Cheriponi in the Northern Region. It was tasked to transport a patient from the Tamale Teaching Hospital to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, and on its way to Kumasi, between Kintampo and Techiman, it collided with an on-coming vehicle in an attempt to overtake another vehicle in front of the ambulance,” the statement added.
The service further explained that the driver of the ambulance who sustained an injury was responding to treatment at the Holy Family Hospital.
Meanwhile, following the tragedy on Sunday at the Kintampo Waterfalls, where 20 people lost their lives, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has declared the tourist site closed until all safety and security protocols are thoroughly assessed.
Many have further called for the same directive to be implemented on all other tourist sites in the country, as fears of another potential tragedy of this magnitude still reside in the minds of the public and concerned agencies.
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