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04 July 2017

One student nurse dies in Lake Bosomtwe bus accident

One person is reported dead and more than 20 others in critical condition after a bus they were traveling on somersaulted into a valley around Lake Bosomtwe on Monday.

The victims, students of Afia Serwaa Kobi Nursing School, were said to be on an excursion to the Lake when the accident occurred.

Reports say the bus crashed into a tree at a spot near Kuntenase before somersaulting into the valley.

The Secretary to the Director of the Afia Serwaa Kobi Nursing School, Amankwa Adu Edem, who confirmed the incident to Citi News, said the injured students were currently on admission at the Kuntensase Government Hospital.

He said the others, whose conditions are critical, have been taken to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

“Our students went for an excursion. On their way back to the school the kind of curve the driver was taking at the time was very sharp and a taxi driver was overtaking so he tried to save the situation and that led to the gory accident.”

“We lost one of our students. The commander and his people, as well as personnel from the Fire Service, have been at the scene helping with the situation. Some of our people are also at the hospital,” Amankwa Adu said.

Further investigations are yet to be conducted to ascertain the full facts and cause of the accident, but the accident brings to the fore issues of the safety around some of Ghana’s tourism destinations.

In March 2017, nearly 20 people were reported dead in a ghastly accident at the Kintampo Waterfall in the Brong Ahafo Region.

The deceased, most of whom were students, were swimming beneath the fall when a huge tree fell from the top of the waterfall.

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