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120 People Collapse On Independence Day

Daily Guide
7 March 2013 | Tragedy

Over 120 people collapsed at this year's independence parade across the country yesterday.

Reports said most of the casualties were as a result of the scorching sun and the fact that some school children had not taken their breakfast before being sent to the various parade grounds.

The breakdown showed that 48 casualties were recorded at Prampram in the Ningo Prampram District of the Greater Accra region; seven students at Ashaiman; 18 people in Sunyani; 27 in Ho while 20 casualties were recorded in Agona Nkwanta in Western region.

Prampram
Forty-eight students participating in the Independence Day parade at Prampram fainted on the parade grounds yesterday.

Ten out of the 48 were detained and some of them received intravenous infusion at the Prampram Health Centre.

Vivian A. Okpodjah, Senior Staff Nurse of the Prampram Health Centre, who led the team of nurses at the parade grounds, told the GNA that the situation could be due to overcrowding, noise, hunger and the excessive heat.

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