Tourism Minister consoles families of Kintampo tragedy

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku has expressed her condolences to the families of victims in the Kintampo Water Falls accident.

The Minister, in a statement released on Sunday, asked the public to refrain from circulating images of the dead and injured.

Rescue workers at the site of Sunday’s disaster at the Kintampo Water Falls in the Brong Ahafo region have brought their work to a close, declaring 18 people dead.

Some 22 critically injured people are also receiving treatment at the hospital.

Brong Ahafo Regional Police Commander, DCOP Kwame Takyi-Poku, told Joy News Monday they do not expect to find any more bodies following the thorough work of the rescue workers, which includes personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service.

The accident struck after a huge tree fell on revellers at the Kintampo Water Fall, one of Ghana’s popular tourist sites, on Sunday.

Madam Catherine Afeku said in the statement that, “We extend our condolences to the families of the dead and pray for the injured who have been rushed to the Kintampo and Techiman General Hospitals”.

She added that, the Ghana Tourism Authority will work closely with the Ghana Police and the Kintampo District Assembly to ensure the families receive needed support and information.