March 20, 2017 / 10:49 AM / 8 months ago

Falling tree kills at least 18 at Ghana waterfall

ACCRA (Reuters) - At least 18 people were killed when a large tree fell into the pool they were bathing in at the base of a waterfall in Ghana, crushing people enjoying a day out at a popular beauty spot, police said.

The waterfall, near the town of Kintampo, was busy with weekend daytrippers, many of them students, when the freak accident struck on Sunday.

A further 20 people were being treated in hospital, Desmond Owusu Boampong, a local police commander, told Reuters.

Reporting by Kwasi Kpodo; Writing by Emma Farge; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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