Ghana waterfall: Many dead in Kintampo freak tree accident

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Ghana : At least 18 people, mainly high school students, have died after a large tree fell on them at a popular waterfall spot in Kintampo, Ghana, police say.

The students were swimming during a storm when the freak accident happened, local police chief Owusu Boampong told the BBC.

Twenty-two others were injured and are being treated at local hospitals.

Rescue teams used chainsaws to cut through the fallen tree and free those trapped underneath, local media report.