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General News of Tuesday, 5 December 2017


KUMACA deaths: Declare state of emergency – Asare

The Government of Ghana must declare a state of emergency following the unexplained deaths at the Kumasi Academy Senior High School (KUMACA), Kwasi Asare, a United-States based Ghanaian Professor, has said.

Three more students of the school have been confirmed dead.

The latest report on Tuesday, 5 December, means a total of six students have passed away in the latest tragedy that has struck the school.

The recent three; two females and a male, died at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) hospital, the Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Cassandra Twum Ampofo confirmed to Graphic Online.

25 more students are on admission at the KNUST hospital with authorities unable to determine the cause of deaths.

Blood samples from the deceased have, however, been sent to the Noguchi Memorial Research Institute to ascertain the cause of the deaths.

Commenting on this development on his Facebook page on Tuesday December 5, Prof Asare said: “With 7 students dead this year, 3 in the last 72 hours, it is time to declare a state of emergency at KUMACA.”