Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has described the Kintampo disaster as a tragic loss.
According to him, government will await the outcome of the investigation into the cause of the disaster.
Dr. Bawumia who paid a visit to the disaster site on Monday stated that:
“We have lost 18 young men and women at the prime of their lives who were in school trying to make a difference to their lives; we have lost them under very tragic circumstances. We will allow the necessary investigations to go on as we see what we can do for the affected families.”
Twenty people are now confirmed dead in Sunday’s accident at Kintampo during which falling trees crashed revellers bathing in the popular Kintampo Falls.
The accident occurred on Sunday March 19 at about 4PM while tourists were still at the falls. A tree from the top of the waterfalls fell onto the sightseers who were swimming.
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.
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Those who have been rescued so far have been rushed to the Kintampo Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed grave concern about the accident.
Nana Addo consoled the families of the departed souls.
Former President John Mahama also consoled the victims of Sunday’s deadly Kintampo waterfalls accident.