Student clashes leave 8 injured in northern Ghana

08:21, July 29, 2010      

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Eight students were injured in clashes on Wednesday in a senior high school in northern Ghana, reports reaching Accra said.

The incident occurred on Wednesday morning at the Christ for all senior high school in Zebilla near Bawku in the Upper East Region, 828 km northeast of here, and it took the involvement of a combined police and military forces to sanitize the situation for teaching and learning to continue, a reliable source told Xinhua.

The disturbances was as a result of a disagreement between seniors and juniors of the school after a senior student attempted to beat a junior with a cane, which met by resistance of the juniors, leading to heated exchanges and bloody clashes, school authorities said.

Some of the students sustained serious head cuts and body wounds and had been rushed to the district hospital for treatment.

However, normal classes were resumed moments after calm was restored following the swift response by the joint police and military team from Bawku, the second largest town in the Upper East Region of the country.

Source: Xinhua


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