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20 children killed in accident at popular Ghana resort

They were swimming under a waterfall when a giant tree fell on them.

The Kintampo Water Falls. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

PRETORIA - A freak accident’s killed 20 children at a popular resort in Ghana.

They were swimming under a waterfall when a giant tree fell on them.

Rescue workers had to use chainsaws to free the trapped children.

At least 18 children died on the scene and two others succumbed to injuries in hospital.

About 11 children are receiving treatment along with the teacher who was supervising them.

National fire service spokesperson Prince Billy Anaglate said the group of high school students were swimming at the popular Kintampo waterfalls in the Brong Ahafo Region when the tragedy occurred.

A tree was apparently loosened by a storm causing high winds in the area.

Ghana's Tourism Minister Catherine Abelema Afeku has extend condolences to the families of the dead and its prayers for the injured.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)