One student has died and another has sustained multiple injuries after falling from the last floor of their dormitory block at the Prempeh College, a Senior High School in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi.
What started as a friendly confrontation saw the two final year students slipping and crashing onto the tiled floor of the three-storey Opoku Ware II House dormitory block.
Some students who witnessed the incident told Joy News’ Erastus Asare Donkor “One was sitting on the banister and the other came to hug him but in the process the one who was sitting on the barrister slipped and while he was falling, he dragged the one who was hugging him along.
“They both fell onto the tiles and one bled profusely”, one student said.
Doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital say Samuel Asare Bediako a final year Business student sustained severe brain injuries and died the same day – Friday October 9, 2015 – at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.
The other student, Tahiri Kofi Boateng, a final year Science student who is currently on admission sustained multiple fractures on his right arm and some injuries to the head.
He is however responding to treatment, doctors say.
The students say the incident has frightened them and they will no longer sit on the balustrades.
Erastus said authorities of the school have refused to comment on the incident.