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At least 19 killed by fallen trees at tourist site in Ghana

At least 19 killed by fallen trees at tourist site in GhanaA rainstorm toppled trees onto people at Ghana's Kintampo Waterfall, killing at least 19, most of them students who were visiting and swimming at the tourist site north of the capital.

This is reported by Associated Press.

As of Monday night, the bodies of 13 Methodist Senior High School students, three University of Energy and Natural Resources students and three local residents had been recovered at the waterfall in the Brong Ahafo region, about 414 kilometers (257 miles) north of the capital, Accra, said the Kintampo municipal co-ordinating director, Siegfried Kwame Addo.

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia stated the government would provide burials. He described the accident as a "tragic shock to the nation" and asked the families of the deceased, as well as the chiefs and people of Kintampo, to remain calm and allow security agencies to investigate, the news agency reported.
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