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Kintampo disaster: Bawumia pledges support for bereaved families

Kintampo Bawumia1play videoVice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia mourns with families of the Kintampo disaster victims

Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has paid a visit to Kintampo in the Bono Ahafo region where a freak disaster at a tourist site has resulted in a tragic loss of 20 revelers.

Commiserating with families of the bereaved victims, the he described the death toll as a “major loss” pledging government’s support for families.

The Vice-President visited the scene of the accident in the accompany of the Bono Ahafo Regional Minister Kwaku Asoma Cheremeh and Tourism Minister Catherine Afeku.

The deceased were mainly students from the Wenchi Methodist Senior High School in the region who had gone to the Kintampo Water Fall on excursion last Sunday.

Witnesses have explained that after a downpour, strong winds buffeted a tree until it came crashing on the students, some of whom were taking instructions from a teacher to take shelter.

This account has been corroborated by the Fire Service after their preliminary investigation.

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Parents of some of the victims have flocked to the hospitals at Kintampo to ascertain the condition of their children and for others to identify bodies of their dead relations.

Out of 11 others who sustained varying degrees of injuries eight of them are on admission at the Techiman Municipal Hospital while the three others have been rushed to Kumasi for special care.

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