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At least 18 die in Ghana waterfall accident

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By Euronews
At least 18 die in Ghana waterfall accident

At least 18 people have died, many of them high school students, when a tree fell on them at a waterfall in Ghana.

The pupils were swimming during a storm when trees began to fall, trapping bathers in a pool at the bottom of the Kintampo falls, in the Brong-Ahafo region 400km north of the capital Accra.

Rescue workers used chainsaws to cut through the trees and free those trapped underneath. Around twenty-two people were injured in the freak accident.

President Nana Akufo-Addo tweeted his condolences to the families of the victims.