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Waterfall accident kills at least 18 in Ghana

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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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39323826

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Truly horrible indeed. I cannot imagine the grief their families must endure.

However..I do have a question; why on earth were these kids and tourists swimming during a storm? Why?

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They were mostly high school students.  I guess their handler didn't see the dangers.  How awful.  

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