Tragedy 17 reported dead in freak accident at Kintampo waterfalls in Ghana

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The death toll was given by the Kintampo Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent, Desmond Owusu Boampong.

Seventeen people are feared dead in an accident at the popular Kintampo Waterfalls in the Brong Ahafo Region.

The accident occurred on Sunday March 19 at about 4PM while tourists were still at the falls. A tree from the top of the waterfall fell onto the sightseers who were swimming.

 

The death toll was given by the Kintampo Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent, Desmond Owusu Boampong in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM. It is unclear if more bodies are still in the water as rescue and emergency services work through the night to find survivors.

Officers from the Ghana Fire Service, the Police and Ambulance Service have arrived at the scene to rescue those who have been trapped in the water by the tree.

Those who have been rescued so far have been rushed to the Kintampo Hospital for treatment.

 

The Kintampo Waterfalls is one of Ghana’s most visited tourist destinations and the town is often referred to us the centre of Ghana.

This is a developing story and Pulse.com.gh will update you as soon as information from the scene trickle in.