The tree fell into the waterfall, where it bathed the people.
At least 17 people were killed by a falling tree at a popular tourist waterfall at Kintampo town in Central Ghana.
As representatives of the police and rescue services, they swam in a storm that led to the fall of the tree.
According to some reports, the death toll could reach 20 people.
“Most of the dead were students of the Lyceum Vinci. There are the tourists. We tried to save those pressed wood, sawing his chainsaw,” – said the representative of fire service of the region of Brong Ahafo Prince, Billy Anaglate.
According to Anaglate, 18 people died on the spot, two died in the hospital.
“We condole with the families of the victims and pray for the wounded,” – said the Minister of tourism of Ghana Catherine Ibelema afeku.
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