Ambulance driver conveying Kintampo Waterfalls victims killed in gory accident


State-owned ambulance conveying victims of the Kintampo Waterfalls disaster to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi was involved in car crash, killing the driver in the process.

The ambulance with registration number GV 375-12 was carrying the victims in critical condition to the hospital when the accident occurred in a farming community called Gwenewoho.

Eyewitnesses told that the accident occurred Tuesday morning around 4 am.

According to them, the Ambulance driver attempted to overtake a vehicle in front of him but unfortunately, he hit a stationary vehicle in front of him and another vehicle behind him smashed the ambulance against the stationary car.

Patients in the Ambulance who were not affected were immediately conveyed in another vehicle to their destination while the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman.

It would be recalled that a large tree fell down at the Kintampo waterfalls on Sunday, killing about 18 people and leaving over 30 others injured.

The injured were receiving treatment at the Kintampo and Techiman General Hospitals.

However, those in critical condition were being transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the ambulance, which was involved in the Tuesday dawn accident.

Many of the people who died were presumed to be students of the Wenchi Methodist Secondary School who were at the falls on an excursion.

It is believed that a storm caused the huge tree to drop from the top of the waterfalls down on the revellers swimming below.