Six students of the Kumasi Academy Senior High School have died from a strange disease, school authorities confirmed on Tuesday.

Three students died last week and three more passed on Tuesday morning, bringing the total number of deaths to six over the last few days, the state-run Daily Graphic said, quoting education authorities in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest commercial city.

The recent three, made up of two females and a male, died at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Hospital in Kumasi, Cassandra Twum, Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service (GES), confirmed to Graphic Online.

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Meanwhile, 25 students are on admission at the same hospital.

The three students who died last week reportedly complained of fever but met their end under mysterious circumstances.

The cause of the deaths is not yet known, a situation that is causing fear and panic among students, parents and teachers of the school which has a population of over 2,000.

Even though the cause of the outbreak is unknown, authorities suspect meningitis, a serious and potentially fatal disease caused by different bacteria.

Four students of the school died in April this year from a strange disease which was later confirmed by health authorities to be meningitis. Enditem

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Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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