|The Kintampo incident|
On Sunday, March 19, Ghana had her worst news since 2017 started. A tragic accident occurred at Kintampo Waterfalls in the Brong Ahafo Region while tourists were still at the falls.
According to reports, a tree from the top of the waterfalls fell onto the sightseers who were swimming. The reports said 19 students who were touring the waterfalls died and others injured.
Since the news hit online, a lot of people were saddened and took to Twitter to express their pain and condolences to the victims’ families. Others were questioning how the incident happened and asked for a thorough investigation to be conducted.
Here is what they are saying:
I am in Kintampo to commiserate with the families of some of the students who lost their lives at the Kintampo Waterfall on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/wr1tyulPLu
— Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia (@MBawumia) March 20, 2017
I have learnt with great sadness, the unfortunate incident that occurred at Kintampo Waterfalls yesterday. (1/2)
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) March 20, 2017
Heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of all those so tragically killed at the Kintampo waterfalls today.
— Jon Benjamin (@JonBenjamin19) March 19, 2017
Very sad news of tragic deaths at the Kintampo waterfalls. Sincerest condolences to families of the victims. #Kintampodisaster.
— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) March 20, 2017
We offer sincere condolences following yesterday’s accident at Kintampo Falls. All those affected will be in our thoughts and prayers.
— US Embassy Ghana (@USEmbassyGhana) March 20, 2017
So a Ghanaian celeb is sharing pictures of the bodies of the people who died in the Kintampo tragedy on Facebook? 😡
— Abena Serwaa (@abena_serwaa) March 21, 2017
The kintampo disaster which happen in Ghana must be audited how it happened for people to lose their life’s
— Aabongo (@AabongoKayjett) March 21, 2017
Investigation into the kintampo tragedy?To ascertain how firmly rooted the tree was i guess
— Maxwell Yeboah (@majex1988) March 21, 2017
@MBawumia as sad as it is,I hope going forward,we put in mechanisms to make our tourist places safe n attractive. Condolences
— don Gazza (@DivineAddo1) March 20, 2017
@MBawumia ,may God/Alla ,protection come upon the family’s of those who lost their souls,may their souls rest in peace.Amen
— Peter Asiedu (@pa1960) March 21, 2017
@MBawumia sad moment for their families and Ghana at large. May God keep their souls till we meet again some day
— slim-Donti (@ntisim) March 20, 2017
@MBawumia my condolences to d family
— Kw (@KwabenaAbubekr) March 20, 2017