Twenty people are confirmed dead and about 30 others injured at the Kintampo Waterfall in the Brong Ahafo Region where a tree has fallen off the top of the waterfall to the ground. Several others are feared trapped and personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service and the Police have arrived at the scene to rescue the victims.
Eyewitnesses say the heavy trees fell from the top of the waterfalls and landed on the people, mostly students who had gone to swim.
“Most of them are students of the Wenchi Senior High School. Others are tourists. We are trying to save those who are trapped by cutting the trees with chainsaws.”
The Kintampo Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent, Desmond Owusu Boampong has confirmed the incident and the death toll.
Several others have been rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The Kintampo Waterfalls is located on the Pumpum river, a tributary of the Black Volta, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north of Kintampo municipality, on the Kumasi-Tamale road.