First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo
First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has expressed deep condolence to the families of the students who lost their lives or got injured during an excursion to the Kintampo Waterfall on Sunday.
In a letter to the families, Mrs. Akufo-Addo stated, “The news of the tragedy at Kintampo has stunned the whole country. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
“These were all beautiful young souls and we will always remember them as such.”
Mrs. Akufo-Addo said although words could not make their pain go away, she prays the families find some comfort in knowing that the whole country shares in their pain and is standing with them.
“I pray that God will comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time. I also pray for a speedy recovery for all the injured and pray they return home to their loved ones soon,” the first lady wrote.
Twenty students on Sunday lost their lives with over 20 others injured when a huge tree fell on them at the Kintampo Waterfall in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
The students, who had visited the waterfall on an excursion, met their untimely deaths when a heavy storm uprooted a huge tree on top of the waterfall and fell on tourists, including the students.
According to District Fire Commander ADO1 Adu Kumi, the remains of the dead had been transferred to the Kintampo Hospital for preservation and autopsy as the injured were being managed at the same facility.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri