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Military Officer Dies During Independence Day Parade in Koforidua

Tragedy struck during the 67th Independence anniversary celebrations in Koforidua, Eastern Region, as a military officer from the Ghana Air Force collapsed and passed away. The officer was among 66 others who collapsed during the parade and received immediate medical attention from stationed doctors at the venue. Despite efforts to save him, the officer’s health deteriorated, leading to his untimely demise.

Eight individuals, including the deceased officer, were transported to the Eastern Regional Hospital for further treatment. The Local Organizing Committee expressed deep sorrow over the incident and is actively working to inform the military high command about the tragic loss.

This unfortunate incident adds to the toll of 72 people who collapsed during the 67th Independence Parade at the Tamale Jubilee Park on the same day. Among those affected were students, service personnel, and soldiers who suffered from severe dehydration due to the harsh weather conditions. The victims had stood in the scorching sun for hours, which is believed to have contributed to their collapse.

The paramedic staff at the regional Independence Day parade, including the northern regional boss of the Ghana Red Cross Society, Yakubu Amin Abukari, worked tirelessly to resuscitate all 72 individuals who collapsed, successfully saving their lives.

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