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General News of Sunday, 9 October 2016

Source: kasapafmonline.com

Many fall into coma at NDC rally in Wenchi

One of the victims being helped

Tens of people are reported to have fallen into coma at a political rally addressed by President John Dramani Mahama at Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region on Saturday.

Paramedics placed at some vantage points at the rally ground had to swiftly move into action to save the situation with President Mahama ordering his private ambulance to evacuate some of the victims to nearby health centers for immediate attention.

The crowd at the event was very tick and the heat emanating from it was unbearable.

The victims are suspected to have suffered as a result of suffocation, according to persons familiar with the situation.

Kasapafmonline.com is well informed that at a point the security details of the President had to adopt scientific approach to protect Mr. Mahama from the massive crowd that wanted to catch a glimpse and shake hands with him.

Wenchi is one of the stronghold constituencies of President John Mahama although the parliamentary seat has always been in the hands of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

In the 2012 Presidential election, President Mahama polled 20,404 votes, representing 50.11% as against 19,692 votes, representing 48.37% garnered by the NPP’s Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

In the parliamentary polls, Prof. George Yaw Gyan-Baffour of the NPP polled 20, 878 votes, representing 50.90% while the NDC’s Yaw Osei Agyei polled 18,660 votes, representing 45.49% of the total valid votes cast.