Former president John Mahama has commiserated with the families of the victims of the Kintampo Waterfalls tragedy.
Eighteen people have been confirmed dead in the incident after trees fell on them following heavy rains on Sunday. The victims were mostly students from the Wenchi Senior High School.
Mahama took to Twitter to console the bereaved families:
The Ghana National Fire Service and the Police including other disaster management officials went through torrid period to rescue trapped revelers.
“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.”
About 20 others are receiving treatment at the Kintampo Government Hospital.
“We extend our condolences to the families of the dead and pray for the injured,” tourism minister Catherine Abelema Afeku said in a statement.
Very sad news of tragic deaths at the Kintampo waterfalls. Sincerest condolences to families of the victims. #Kintampodisaster.
— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) March 20, 2017