Falling tree kills at least 18 at Ghana waterfall

At least 18 people, mainly high school students, have died after a large tree fell on them at a popular waterfall spot in Kintampo, Ghana, police say. The students were swimming during a storm when the freak accident happened, local police chief Owusu Boampong told the BBC. Twenty-two others were injured and are being treated at local hospitals. Rescue teams used chainsaws to cut through the fallen tree and free those trapped underneath, local media report. President Nana Akufo-Addo has tweeted his condolences to the families of the victims. Police…

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