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Tree toppled in storm kills students

World | Mar 21, 2017
A giant tree falling during a storm at Ghana's Kintampo Waterfall has killed at least 17 people, mostly students, as they were visiting the tourist site north of the capital Accra.

Bodies have been retrieved at the resort, police commander Desmond Owusu-Boampong said. Most of the dead were students from the Wenchi Methodist Secondary School and the University of Energy and Natural Resources. Many visitors injured by the tree were taken to hospitals.

The Ghana Tourism Authority will work closely with police and Kintampo local officials to ensure the families receive needed support and information, said Ghana's Tourism Minister Catherine Afekushe.

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