President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a condolence message to the Government and people of Ghana following the death of at least 20 persons and injury of 22 others.
Twenty people, mainly high school students, died after a large tree fell on them at the popular Kintampo waterfalls in the Brong-Ahafo region, one of the highest in the country. The tragic incident occurred on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
The students were swimming when the freak accident happened. Wind and heavy rain appears to have caused the accident. Rescue teams used chainsaws to cut through the fallen tree and free those trapped underneath. Twenty-two others were reported injured and treated at local hospitals.
A Foreign Ministry release states that in the message to her Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President Sirleaf, on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia and in her own name, extended heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Ghana, especially the affected families.
President Sirleaf further expressed the hope that the resilience and strength that the people of Ghana have always demonstrated during moments of challenge will be a bulwark or consolation during this difficult period.