Kintampo, (B/A), March 20, GNA – Police in Kintampo have identified 14 students as among the 18 people who died in the tragic incident that happened at the Kintampo Waterfalls, following a downpour, which hit the Municipality over the weekend.
They comprised 11 students from the Wenchi Methodist Senior High School and three students of the University of Energy and Natural Resources at Fiapre, near Sunyani.
Their bodies had since been deposited at the morgues of Kintampo and Wenchi Government Hospitals and Techiman Holy Family Hospital for identification.
The deceased were among some people who had visited the waterfalls to swim when the tragedy incident occurred on Sunday March 19.
Chief Superintendent Desmond Owusu Boampong, the Kintampo Municipal Police Commander told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview that the dead were made up of 12 males and six females.
He said three people were also in critical condition and they had been referred to Techiman Holy Family Hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and the Regional Hospital in Sunyani.
Narrating the incident to the GNA, Chief Supt Boampong explained that a severe storm that followed the downpour uprooted some trees upstream and they fell on the students, who were among some of swimmers downstream of the waterfalls.
Mr Kwasi Asomah-Cheremeh, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister had led members of the Regional Security Council and some journalists to the waterfalls to assess the situation.
This is barely a week, when a gory accident, which occurred on the Sunyani-Abesim highway, claimed the lives of four final year students of the Community Health Nurse Training College at Tanoso, who were returning to school from a night club.