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72 People Collapse During Independence Parade in Tamale Due to Harsh Weather

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Ghana Army parade during Ghana Independence Day celebrations in Kumasi, Ghana, 06 March 2020. Ghana is celebrating its 63rd Independence anniversary from British rule which ended in 1957.
Ghana Independence Day celebrations, Kumasi – 06 Mar 2020

The 67th Independence Day Parade at the Tamale Jubilee Park on Wednesday, March 6, was marred by a concerning incident as a total of 72 people collapsed due to severe dehydration from the harsh weather conditions.

Among those who collapsed were students, service personnel, and soldiers, all of whom had been standing in the scorching sun for hours during the parade. The intense heat and lack of adequate hydration are believed to have led to their collapse.

Fortunately, the paramedic staff, including the northern regional boss of the Ghana Red Cross Society, Yakubu Amin Abukari, were on hand to render first aid. Abukari confirmed that all 72 individuals who collapsed have since been resuscitated.

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