Three students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have reportedly died following two separate accidents in the school, Whatsup News has gathered.
In one of the incidents, a student accidentally fell to his death at the popular Unity Hall, while the other incident that claimed two lives featured a car carrying some five students run into a tree on the campus at dawn.
The incident happened on Saturday, March 27, 2021, and has been confirmed by the University Relations Officer of the KNUST, Dr. Daniel Norris Bekoe.
In the incident involving the car, Dr. Bekoe reported that two of the students died on the spot while one is in critical condition. The other two are in stable condition receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
“We learnt a car with about five occupants who are all students, one is a student of the University of Ghana and four of them are students of KNUST. They crushed into a tree by the roadside around 3 am. Two of them lost their lives, one is in critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and two other occupants are in stable condition and responding to treatment” Dr Bekoe said.
The cause of the accident is not readily known but the University Relations Officer said the police have begun investigations into the incident.
Observers are speculating that the incident may involve drunk-driving.
In the other incident of a student falling off at the Unity Hall, the unnamed student reportedly went to visit a friend when he collapsed, fell on the stairs of the first floor and hit the head against the wall. He was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead shortly after.
“Around 11 am, we learnt of another incident where a Level 100 student went to the Unity Hall to visit a friend and while they were having a conversation, I think he passed out and fell on the staircase of the first floor and then hit the head against the wall. He was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Doctors tried all they could but unfortunately, we lost him” the URO told Joy News in a report monitored by Whatsup News.
The families of the deceased have reportedly been informed of the tragic events.
KNUST is currently in a state of utter shock, Whatsup News gathered.