General News of Mon, 20 Mar 201737

Kintampo tragedy: Never again – First Lady

The First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has said no amount of words can assuage the pain of the bereaved family in the Kintampo Waterfalls fatalities over the weekend.

According to her, “the news of the tragedy at Kintampo has stunned the whole country”, adding the whole of Ghana shares in the pain of the families who have lost 19 lives.

Some students who had gone to the Kintampo Waterfalls on Sunday on an excursion met their untimely deaths as others sustained severe injuries when hilltop trees fell on them following torrential rains.

“I pray that God will comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time.

These were all beautiful young souls and we will always remember them as such.

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“I also pray for a speedy recovery for all the injured and pray they return home to their loved ones soon.

“I pray that no other family would have to go through this ever again. May the Almighty God watch over you all,” Mrs. Akufo-Addo said in an open letter to the bereaved family.

Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is currently in Kintampo with the Tourism Minister Catherine Afeku assessing the situation.

He described the incident as a “tragic loss” to Ghana.

“We have lost 18 young men and women at the prime of their lives who were in school trying to make a difference to their lives; we have lost them under very tragic circumstances. We will allow the necessary investigations to go on as we see what we can do for the affected families,” he said.

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