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72 people collapse during Independence parade in Tamale

About 46 students and 26 security personnel reportedly fainted during the March 6, 2024, Independence Day parade at the Tamale Jubilee Park.

The students and personnel stood in the scorching sun for hours and it is believed that might have resulted in their collapse.

Officials from the Ghana Red Cross Society, Ambulance Service and other health workers present rushed to their rescue.

The acting Northern Regional Manager for the Red Cross Society, Yakubu Amin Abukari, in an interview with NEWSMEN, said the total number of people who fainted was 72.

He said they include six soldiers, five Policemen, seven Prison officers, six Fire officers, and two Immigration officers.

 “At the end of the parade we recorded 46 students, who has been brought here as casualties, six Army officers, Police 5, Prisons 7, Immigration 2 and Fire 6,” he said.

Mr Abukari revealed that most of the students did not have breakfast before coming to the parade coupled with the hot weather in the region contributed to the fall.

He claimed some students also faced spiritual attacks and they got someone to handle those cases.

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