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Soldiers, security personnel collapse at the celebration of Ghana’s 67th Independence

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Students from multiple schools across the New Juaben Municipality and the wider Eastern region turned out in force for the 67th Independence Day celebrations, showcasing their marching prowess and other talents in a vibrant display.

The festivities also saw farmers and security personnel joining in the colorful spectacle, seizing the opportunity to exhibit their own skills and contributions.

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Amidst the jubilation, however, there were moments of concern as some soldiers and security personnel collapsed during the parade.

Quick action was taken, with personnel from the Ghana Ambulance Service swiftly responding to attend to the affected individuals. GhanaWeb’s lens captured the urgency as medical responders rushed to the scene, providing assistance to an officer who had fallen.

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The collapsed officer was promptly placed on a stretcher and evacuated from the area for further medical attention.

The event, attended by esteemed dignitaries including President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, boasted the participation of 21 contingents from various security agencies, representatives from 11 schools, and diverse traditional groups, adding to the grandeur of the occasion.

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