Condolence Mahama prays for Kintampo victims

18 students have been confirmed dead at the Kintampo Waterfalls in the Brong Ahafo region after trees crashed on them following a heavy storm on Sunday.

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Former President John Mahama has consoled the victims of Sunday's deadly Kintampo waterfalls accident.

18 students have been confirmed dead at the Kintampo Waterfalls in the Brong Ahafo region after trees crashed on them following a heavy storm on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Eyewitnesses say the heavy trees fell from the top of the waterfalls and landed on the people, mostly students who had gone to swim.

READ MORE: Kintampo waterfalls accident "very sad and tragic" - Mahama

A joint team of personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service and Ghana Police Service were at the scene to rescue the trapped victims.

Earlier, Mahama described the accident as "very sad news".

Mahama in a tweet described the accident as "tragic".

John Mahama in a Facebook post Monday morning, he said "I 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."

READ ALSO: Sad Nana Addo consoles bereaved families

Meanwhile, a Kumasi-based prophet says he predicted the Kintampo Waterfalls accident that has killed 18 students.

Prophet Reynolds Oduro Gyebi, the General Overseer of God’s Crown Chapel in Kumasi said he foretold the calamity earlier in a prophecy whilst preaching.

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