According to reports, at least 16 people are dead in a ghastly accident at the Kintampo Waterfall in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The accident occurred at about 4.30pm on Sunday [March 19, 2017], when a huge tree run off the top of the waterfall, fell on the dozens of revellers who were swimming beneath the fall says the reports.
Awudu Isahaku, an eyewitness told Citi News that, “There was a heavy wind in the Kintampo area earlier today… So the huge tree fell at the top and descended onto the people who were swimming in the river beneath the mountain. It has killed about 16 people. We are down here with chainsaw machines cutting the trees in an attempt to save the many others trapped under the water. Personnel from the Ghana Police Service, Ghana National Fire Service and even some traditional leaders are here.”