The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Catherine Afeku, has expressed her condolences to families of people who lost their lives in Sunday’s Kintampo Waterfalls disaster.
18 students have been confirmed dead at the Kintampo Waterfalls in the Brong Ahafo region after trees crashed on them following a heavy storm on Sunday.
Eyewitnesses say the heavy trees fell from the top of the waterfalls and landed on the people, mostly students who had gone to swim.
In a statement Sunday evening, the Tourism Minister stated that “we extend our condolences to the families of the dead and pray for the injured who have been rushed to the Kintampo and Techiman General Hospitals.”
Mrs. Afeku added that the “Ghana Tourism Authority will work closely with the Ghana Police and the Kintampo District Assembly to ensure the families receive needed support and information.
The statement also urged the media and the General Public to be circumspect in their reportage especially in the sharing of images of the dead and critically injured.