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[ 2017-03-20 ]

Prof. George Gyan-Baffour, MP for Wenchi

Kintampo tragedy death toll ‘shocking’ – Gyan-Baffour
Wenchi MP Professor George Gyan-Baffour has said
the number of casualties involved in the Kintampo
Waterfalls is shocking and mind boggling.

According to him, initial reports he received
indicated that three had died, and so it came to
him as absolute shock after being told the number
was 18.

Out of the 18 persons who died in the accident, 15
of them were students of Wenchi Senior High
School, as confirmed by Chief Superintendent
Desmond Owusu Boampong, Divisional Police
Commander of Kintampo.

The students, who were swimming at the base of the
waterfall, lost their lives when a nearby tree
broke and fell on them following an earlier
rainstorm in the area.

Speaking in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson,
host of Ghana Yensom, on Accra100.5FM on Monday
March 20, Prof Gyan-Baffuor said: “It is shocking,
especially the number that is involved. Initially
I heard that three people had lost their lives,
not knowing the number was so huge. This is
disturbing news that beats my imagination.

“This is unfortunate, all I can say now to the
families of the victims is that they should take
heart in these difficult times. I will find time
to visit and console them.”

Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
has described as "unfortunate" the accident.

He tweeted: “I have learnt with great sadness, the
unfortunate incident that occurred at Kintampo
Waterfalls yesterday. My deepest condolences to
the families of all those affected by this
unfortunate and tragic incident.”

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