Mysterious Deaths Another student dies at Kumasi Academy

The death of Seedock Boadi has heightened tension among parents and fear among the students

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The spate of death at Kumasi Academy students is assuming more alarming levels following reports of the seventh student.

The death of Seedock Boadi has heightened tension among parents and fear among the students.

The students said they are living in fear and unable to concentrate after the death of their colleagues.

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They protested to demand the actual cause of the death which has claimed seven lives in three months.


According to reports, they claimed a total of six students have died within just a week with Seedock Boadi passing away putting the number of deaths at seven.

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The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Simon Osei-Mensah explaining some of the death which occured in April after the postmortem said the students died from meningitis.

He said "through the collaborative efforts of experts from Ghana Health Service from district, regional and national levels with experienced colleagues from KATH and an autopsy was conducted on the bodies of the students, we can confidently say that the cause is Meningitis."


A month after the death of the four students another student also died and postmortem indicated he died of typhoid. However the cause of the death of the sixth student was unknown.

School authorities are tight-lipped over the incident and are also putting in place measures to decongest the some of the dormitories to contain the spread of the disease.

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