Islamic SHS shooting: After police attempted to disperse them, around 20 students from Islamic Senior High School were taken to Kumasi Land Hospital.
The fatalities were apparently part of a group of students who protested by blocking the Abrepo Junction-Barekese route.
Demonstrators from the bin will demonstrate how drivers hit pedestrians, including some kids.
The recent accident that landed a number of their instructors in the hospital over the weekend has enraged the students, prompting today’s protest.
According to local sources who confirmed the incident, the police are on the scene to ensure law and order.
This is after the demonstration, which resulted in a one-hour traffic jam.
‘Police ‘shoot’ tear gas’ – Witness
According to eyewitnesses, the police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrating students.
In the course of attempting to restrain them, some of the pupils were apparently injured.
Parents began racing to the school to check on the welfare of their children as word of the tragedy surfaced, according to Joynews talk plus reporters in the area.
Meanwhile, academic activity has come to a halt due to the tensions that have arisen within the institution.
According to JoyNews reporter Ohemeng Tawiah, Ghana Education Service officers who visited the scene assisted in restoring peace.
Unconscious students from the Islamic SHS shooting
Some of the pupils appear to be comatose, while others appear to be unstable in the video that has begun to circulate.
Other students attempt to rouse their classmates from their semi-conscious condition by fanning them.
The Ghana Ambulance Service transports the majority of the pupils to the hospital for treatment.
According to ambulance personnel, most of the youngsters had respiratory problems as a result of the tear gas.
The Ashanti Regional Police Command was contacted for comment by BBC, but they did not answer.
However, sources claim that once parents become concerned about their children’s safety, the police assist in calming tensions.
According to a statement released by Ghana Police, the Inspector General of Police will travel to Kumasi for a “firsthand assessment” of the situation.
Meanwhile, police report that in addition to the kids, some police have been taken to the hospital.
However, the statement makes no mention of what caused the pupils to pass out.
Officials from the Ghana Police Service have stated that they have begun an investigation into the situation and will keep Ghanaians informed.