Mahama urges support for families of ‘tragic’ Kintampo disaster

Ex-President John Mahama expressed his condolences to families of the tragic accident at Kintampo that claimed more than 17 lives on Sunday.

Posting on his Facebook timeline Monday, the former President said he is “am keeping the families of the Kintampo falls victims in mind and praying for them. Please comfort their families and pray for them. Let’s also ask the almighty God to heal the injured and receive the souls of the departed into his kingdom.”


Again on his Twitter account, the former President said the accident as “tragic”, and called for support for all the affected families.

 “Very sad news of tragic deaths at the Kintampo waterfalls. Sincerest condolences to families of the victims,” Mr. Mahama twitted.

A tragic incident at the Kintampo Waterfall in the Brong Ahafo Region on Sunday claimed the lives of about 19 students and injured dozens.

The students who were largely from Wenchi Methodist Senior High School were on an excursion in the company of their teachers.

It has been confirmed the tragic accident occurred after a strong wind flung a huge tree which was on top of the mountain.

The Waterfalls is estimated to attract hundreds of revellers every day but the Sunday attendees were students.