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Twenty students have died in Ghana when trees had fallen during storm

Twenty students in excursion have died in Kintampo, Ghana, on Sunday afternoon, at a popular waterfall. They were swimming at the Kintampo waterfalls in the Brong-Ahafo region, when “there was a storm, a windy atmosphere that had uprooted some of the trees and they had fallen on some of them - those who were apparently swimming," national fire service spokesman Prince Billy Anaglate said.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

A plane crashed after landing at an airport in South Sudan

A commercial passenger plane Antonov An-26 from South Supreme Airlines ,on Monday, headed from the capital, Juba, landed in poor weather and made a crash  at the airport in Wau, South Sudan. "The plane touched down and then jumped up again. The pilot couldn't control it," said Wau's Acting Airport Manager Stephen Youngule.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: Africa

A garbage dump landslide near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, killed dozens in the weekend

A landslide at the Koshe Garbage Landfill, a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, killed at least 46 people, women and children, leaving several dozen missing, Saturday night. About 150 people were there, many scavenging items to make a living, when the landslide occurred.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

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