Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


In Eastern Region 66 pupils and 6 Police officers collapsed during Independence parade

Among those who fainted during the ceremony in Koforidua were 66 pupils and six other security personnel – Police officers – who joined in the parade.

  • Published:

It has been revealed that about 72 persons collapsed during Ghana’s Independence Day parade held at the Jackson Park in Koforidua in the Eastern region.

Ghana marked its 61st Independence Day on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, with the celebrations marked in all 10 regions in the country.

READ ALSO: Health Delivery: Operations at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to be digitised

Among those who fainted during the ceremony in Koforidua were 66 pupils and six other security personnel – Police officers – who joined in the parade.

This was disclosed by the Eastern Regional Manager of Red Cross Society of Ghana, Theophilus Tackie.

He said all the casualties were treated and discharged by a contingent from the Red Cross and the Ambulance Service who were on standby throughout the parade.

“This time round we had about 72 casualties who collapsed, about 66 of them were youth, from primary to JHS, and then the rest are from the Senior Men,” Mr. Tackie said.

He explained that the collapses may have resulted from dizziness caused by failure of the pupils to eat before coming for the parade.

READ ALSO: Ghana@61" Twitter shreds Buhari to pieces after promise to help Ghana fight corruption

He added that long hours of standing under the scorching sun could also have caused the casualties to faint.

The Independence Day parade in Koforidua saw about 20 Basic Schools from the Public and Private sectors turn up to mark the special day.

A host of dignitaries were also present to grace the occasion, including Members of Parliament for New Juaben North and South, Nana Adjei Boateng and Dr. Mark Asibe Yeboah respectively.

Also in attendance were traditional rulers, clergy and the Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfuor.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Wee Legality Legalize marijuana - Kwame Sefa Kayi calls on governmentbullet
2 Founders Day September 21 declared a public holidaybullet
3 Counsel Stop paying nurses and trainee teachers allowances - Prof....bullet
4 Crime 21-year-old taxi driver arrested for allegedly killing soldierbullet
5 Rogue Trader Why does the UK government want to deport Kweku...bullet
6 Rot At Bost GHc40m BOST money was used to buy fuel for...bullet
7 Plea Don't kill Menzgold - Concerned Youth Coalition explainsbullet
8 Insensitive Government You're killing us - Trotro drivers...bullet
9 Daniel Domelevo Auditor General hints of looming dismissal?bullet
10 Fake News We haven't apologized to Mahama - Spare...bullet

Top Videos

1 Kofi Annan's daughter cries as she sets eyes on his bodybullet
2 Chained By Begging Anas’ latest expose has one message, don’t give to...bullet
3 Infrastructure Alert Mass grave on Accra-Tema motorwaybullet
4 Funeral dancers in Ghana The best funeral dancers in Ghanabullet
5 Preparing For Death Pastor makes his tomb in his housebullet
6 Ghanaian child without genitals lives throughbullet
7 Video Obinim church members confess sexual sinsbullet
8 Video Man arrested for assaulting sons with electricity cablebullet
9 Skin Care Product Kaeme is Ghana's best shea butter...bullet
10 Video I don't have time for sex - Obinimbullet

Local

X
Advertisement